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A  History  of  the  Descend- 
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JOSEPH  KIRBY  of  Hartford 
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CONTENTS 

Page 
Introduction, i 

History  of   the    Descendants    of   John    Kirby,   of   Middle- 
town,  Ct., 7 

Some  Account   of   the   Descendants   of   Joseph   Kirby,   of 

Hartford,  Ct., i66 

Some   Account  of  the   Descendants  of  Richard  Kirby,  of 

Sandwich,  Mass., 229 

Collateral  Genealogies  of  Connected  Families,     .     .     .  337-3S9 

Descendants  of  Thomas  Burgis,  of  Guilford,  Ct,      ...     339 

Descendants  of  William    White,   of  Dartmouth,   Mass.,  for 

the  First  Few  Generations, 347 

Descendants  of  Finlay  MacLaren,  of  Onondaga,  N.  Y.,  .     368 

The    English    and    Norman    Ancestry   of   John    Drake,    of 

Windsor,  Ct 379 

Index    to    Lineages    and    Brief    Notices     of     Connected 

Families, 39^ 

Index  to  all  Those  of  the  Name  of  Kirby 39^ 

Index  to  Those  of  all  Other  Names, 4°? 


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LIST    OF   ILLUSTRATIONS 

The  Kirby  Coat  of  Arms, Frontispiece 

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Homestead  Farm  of  John  Kirby,  of  Middletown,  Ct.,       .       14 

Portrait    of   the   Hon.    Phineas   Miller  Augur,   of   Middle- 
field,  Ct., 54 

Portrait  of  John   H.  Parks,  of  Boston,  Mass.,       ....  73 

Portrait  of  Timothy  Kirby,   of  Cincinnati,  O.,      ....  114 

Portrait  of  the  Rev.  William  Kirby,  of  Illinois,  ....  143 

Portrait  of  Judge   Edward  P.  Kirby,  of  Jacksonville,  111.  148 

Miniature    Portrait    of   Judge    Ephraim    Kirby,    of    Litch- 
field,  Ct., 172 

Portrait  of  General  E.   Kirby  Smith, 182 

Portrait  of  George  F.  Kirby,  of  Marshalltown,  la.,       .     .  236 

Portrait  of  Luthan  Kirby,  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,       .     .     .  292 

Portrait  of  William  A.  Kirby,  of  New  Bedford,  Mass.,    .  295 

Portrait  of  General   William   Maurice   Kirby,  of  Auburn, 

N.  y., 321 


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'  INTRODUCTION 

In  1818  Elisha  Kirby  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  Captain  Ralph  Smith 
of  Iladdam,  Ct.,  and  others,  compiled  a  genealogical  table  of  the 
first  five  generations  of  the  descendants  of  John  Kirby  of  !Middle- 
town.  The  manuscript  copy  belonging  to  Elisha  Kirby  fell  into 
the  hands  of  his  grandson,  Samuel  H.  Kirby  of  New  Haven,  Ct., 
who  published  the  same  in  1890  under  the  title  of ''  Kirby  Family  " 
— a  pamphlet  folio  of  twelve  pages.  "  The  Kirbys  of  New  Eng- 
land "  was  begun  with  the  purpose  merely  of  correcting  some 
errors  in  the  "  Kirby  Family  "  and  of  bringing  it  down  to  date, 
but  it  has  grown  to  its  present  moderate  proportions  through 
information  kindly  furnished  by  many  who  have  become  interested 
in  the  progress  of  the  work.  Of  these,  special  thanks  are  due  to 
Frank  F.  Starr  of  iSIiddletown,  Mrs.  Charles  A.  Dudley  of  Guil- 
ford, David  B.  Kirby  of  New  York  City,  and  William  A.  Kirby 
of  New  Bedford,  To  the  latter  is  almost  wholly  due  the  account 
of  the  descendants  of  Richard  Kirby  of  Sandwich.  It  was  at  first 
the  intention  to  record  and  publish  only  the  descendants  of  John 
Kirby  of  Middletown,  and  this  branch  of  the  New  England  Kirbys 
is  more  completely  carried  out  than  the  other  branches.  But  suffi- 
cient information  having  been  obtained  with  regard  to  the  de- 
scendants of  Joseph  Kirby  of  Hartford  and  of  Richard  Kirby  of 
Sandwich  to  warrant  its  publication,  this  has  been  done,  although 
the  account  of  these  branches  is  confessedly  incomplete,  and  calls 
for  further  labor  on  the  part  of  any  who  m.ay  be  interested  in 
finishing  what  has  only  been  begun.  The  publication  of  these 
imperfect  accounts  of  the  other  branches  of  the  New  England 
Kirbys  has  appeared  the  more  desirable  since  finding  there  is  good 
reason  for  the  belief  that  the  Litchfield  Kirbys  are  nearly  related 
to  those  of  Middletown,  and  some  reason  for  the  conjecture  that 
the  descendants  of  Richard  Kirby  of  Sandwich  are  also  related 
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That  John  Kirby  of  Middletown  was  tlie  brother  of  Joseph 
Kirby  of  Hartford,  the  ancestor  of  the  Litchfield  Kirbys,  is  ren- 
dered highly  probable  by  the  discovery  that  the  only  surviving 
son  of  the  former  was  known  as  Joseph  Kirby,  Junior.  (See 
Joseph,  son  of  John  of  ]Middletown.)  Besides  this  indication, 
there  are  others  which  are  significant.  For,  as  John  of  Middletown 
named  his  son  Joseph,  Jr.,  so  Joseph  of  Hartford  named  his  only 
known  son  John;  both  also  came  from  Warwickshire,  England, 
and  both  were  at  Hartford  near  the  time  of  its  first  settlement. 
Nor  should  the  tradition  preserved  in  both  famiHes,  that  the 
founders  of  the  jMiddletown  and  Litchfield  Kirbys  w^ere  brothers, 
be  left  altogether  out  of  account.  There  is  also  some  reason  for 
the  belief  that  John  Kirby  of  JMiddletown  was  the  brother  of 
Richard  Kirby  of  Sandwich.  The  former  came  to  New  England 
in  the  Hopewell,  Captain  Babb,  ^Master,  which  sailed  from  Lon- 
don, England,  for  New  England,  Sept.  ii,  1635.  His  name  is 
found  registered  among  those  of  the  other  passengers  as  "  Jo. 
Kerbie  aged  12  years,"  and  is  the  only  Kirby  named.  It  is  rea- 
sonable to  presume  that  he  came  in  the  care  of  some  fellow- 
passenger  or  passengers.  Among  these,  and  heading  the  list,  is 
"  Husb.  Wm.  Wood  aged  27  years."  Then  follow  the  names  of 
"  Elisabeth  Wood,  24  years,  Jo.  Wood,  26  years,  Robert  Cham- 
bers, 13  years,  Tho.  Jno'son,  25  years.  Marc  Hubbard,  24  years  " 
and  "  Jo.  Kerbie,  12  years  " — the  seventh  in  the  list  of  fifty-four 
passengers.  Suspicion  points  toward  William  W^ood  and  his  wife 
Elizabeth  as  the  persons  in  whose  care  was  John  Kirby.  Who, 
then,  was  this  \\'illiam  Wood?  Lewis  says  that  "  he  settled  in 
Lynn  as  early  as  1629  and  resided  there  according  to  his  own 
account  about  four  years.  During  this  time  he  wrote  an  inter- 
esting book  entitled  '  New  England  Prospects.'  He  sailed  Aug. 
15,  1633,  for  London,  where  in  the  following  year  he  published 
his  book.  In  1635  ^^  published  a  map  of  New  England.  He 
returned  to  Lynn  the  same  year,  embarking  in  the  Hopewell 
Sept.  II,  1635.  In  1637  ^"16  went  with  fifty  companions  and  com- 
menced a  settle:nent  at  Sandwich,  ]Mass."  ("  History  of  Lynn, 
Mass.,"  Lewis  and  Newhall,  page  113.)  Since  Richard  Kirby 
was  at  first  a  resident  of  Lynn  and  afterward  accompanied  Will- 
iam Wood  to  Sandwich,  we  may  suspect  that  John  Kirby,  aged 


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twelve,  the  passenger  of  the  Hopewell,  was  in  the  care  of  William 
Wood,  to  be  conveyed  to  his  brother  Richard.  Unhappily,  an- 
tiquarians are  not  agreed  concerning  William  Wood,  the  author. 
Dr.  Deane,  who  edited  the  republication  of  "  New  England 
Prospects,"  dissents  from  the  statements  of  Lewis.  Shattuck 
claims  him  for  Concord,  -^lass.,  and  Savage,  although  convinced 
that  the  author  was  really  William  Wood  of  Lynn  and  Sandwich, 
will  venture  no  opinion  with  regard  to  the  passenger  of  the  Hope- 
well, but  says  that  if  he  be  William  Wood,  the  author,  "  which  I 
neither  affirm  or  deny,"  then  he  could  not  be  the  William  Wood 
of  Concord,  as  claimed  by  Shattuck. 

Another  circumstance  suggesting  relationship  between  John 
and  Richard  Kirby  is  the  fact  that  the  former  was  at  Plymouth, 
Mass.,  in  1643,  being  then  enrolled  there  as  "  able  to  bear  arms." 
At  this  time  he  was  about  twenty-one  years  of  age,  and  supposing 
that  he  had  accompanied  Richard  Kirby  to  Sandwich  in  1637  as 
a  member  of  the  latter's  family,  he  might  naturally  be  found  in 
1643  ^t  Plymouth,  the  principal  town  of  the  Old  Colony.  Since 
family  names  are  sometimes  family  guides,  it  may  be  added  that 
both  Richard  of  Sandwich  and  John  of  IMiddletown  had  daugh- 
ters named  Sarah,  and  that  their  youngest  daughters  were  named 
Abigail.  Again,  Richard  had  only  two  sons,  one  of  whom  was 
named  after  himself  and  the  other  received  the  Puritan  name  of 
Recompense,  but  Richard,  Jr.,  named  his  eldest  son  John,  per- 
haps after  John  of  Middletown,  whom,  if  indeed  his  uncle,  he 
must  have  remembered,  since  Richard,  Jr.,  was  born  before  his 
father's  removal  to  Sandwich.  It  is  easy  to  give  the  reins  to  the 
imagination  where  one  wishes  to  believe;  and  we  should  like  to 
believe  that  John  Kirby,  the  passenger  of  the  Hopewell,  "  aged 
12  years,"  was  brought  by  William  Wood  to  his  brother  Richard 
Kirby  of  Lynn,  where  he  became  a  member  of  Richard's  family; 
that  he  removed  with  the  same  to  Sandwich,  where  he  resided 
until  about  1643,  when  he  removed  to  Plymouth,  and  shortly 
afterward  sought  his  brother  Joseph  and  the  fertile  lands  of  the 
Connecticut  Valley  at  Hartford,  Ct. 

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was  originally  written  Kirkby,  from  Kirke,  meaning  church,  and 
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of  one  of  the  shires  of  Deira,  a  part  of  ancient  Northumbria.  A 
very  early  use  of  the  word  is  found  in  the  names  of  several  towns 
in  the  north  of  England,  viz.,  Kirkby  Kendal,  Kirkby  Lonsdale, 
Kirkby  Stephen,  etc.  Although  originally  written  Kirkby,  the 
name  has  long  been  pronounced  as  if  written  Kirby,  hence  the 
latter  spelling  has  almost  altogether  superseded  the  former.  The 
earUest  appearance  of  the  name  as  designating  a  particular  family 
is  found  in  the  title  given  to  the  barons  of  Kirkby  Kendal  in 
Westmoreland.  The  first  Baron  Kirkby  was  Ivo  Taillebois.  who 
came  with  the  Conqueror.  He  died  without  male  issue,  and  the 
barony  passed  to  his  brother  Gerard's  family.  In  1272  John 
Kirkby  was  made  Keeper  of  the  Great  Seal,  and  soon  afterward 
Bishop  of  Ely.  In  1322  another  John  Kirkby  (also  written 
Kirby)  was  created  Bishop  of  Carlisle.  In  the  fifteenth  and  six- 
teenth centuries  there  were  several  families  of  Kirkbys  and  Kirbys 
living  in  various  parts  of  England,  as  is  shown  by  the  Visitations 
of  Essex,  Leicestershire,  Yorkshire,  etc.,  which  have  recently 
been  published  by  the  Harleian  Society  from  the  original  manu- 
scripts kept  in  the  British  Museum.  The  Kirby  names  usually 
found  in  these  Visitations  are  Richard,  Roger,  William,  and  John 
— all  Norman  names.  These  are  the  names  usually  met  v/ith 
among  the  early  Kirbys  of  New  England,  and  this  circumstance 
suggests  the  idea  that  the  New  England  Kirbys  were  of  Norman 
origin.  Som.e  effort  has  been  made  to  trace  their  ancestry  in 
England.  Joseph  Kirby  came  from  Warwickshire,  and  John 
Kirby  in  1654  sold  an  estate  in  Rowington,  Wanvickshire,  to 
Richard  Lord,  from  which  it  is  presumed  that  he  also  came  from 
the  same  county.  Letters  were  addressed  to  the  incumbent  of 
the  parish  of  Rowington,  but  unfortunately  the  parish  registers 
were  begun  as  late  as  1638,  so  nothing  could  be  ascertained  from 
them.  The  baptism  of  Michael  Kirby,  son  of  Humphrey,  Sept. 
22,  1622,  found  in  one  of  the  recovered  sheets  of  the  lost  register 
of  St.  Mary's  Church  in  Warwick,  shows,  however,  that  there 
were  Kirbys  living  in  the  vicinity  in  the  early  part  of  the  seven- 
.teenth  century.  That  John  Kirby  came  from  Rowington,  War- 
wickshire, is  further  shown  by  the  follov.'ing  document: 

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cut, Turner,  hath  bound  himself,  his  heirs,  administrators  to  me  the  sub- 


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schber  in  the  penal  sum  of  one  thousand  Pounds  current  money  of  New 
Enkland,  the  condition  of  which  is  that  the  said  Joseph  Kirby  shall  execute 
D'leds  or  any  other  lawful  conveyance  to  the  satisfaction  of  me  the  aforesaid 
subscriber  for  one-half  of  whatsoever  shall  be  received  by  Thomas  Ban- 
niJter,  attorney  to  Joseph  Kirby  aforesaid,  in  the  County  of  Warwick  in 
the  Realm  of  England.  I,  the  subscriber,  for  myself  and  heirs  do  promise 
an  d  oblige  myself  to  furnish  and  supply,  ^^  my  own  proper  cost  and  charges, 
al  ;  such  sum  or  sums  of  money  that  may  be  expended  from  time  to  time 
b>-  the  aforesaid  attorney  of  Joseph  Kirby  aforesaid  in  prosecuting  his  suit 
for  any  lands  or  any  other  estate  whatsoever  in  the  County  aforesaid  in  the 
Kjingdom  aforesaid.  And  I  do  by  these  presents  forever  acquit  the  said 
Joseph  Kirby  of  any  debt  that  may  arise  by  virtue  of  the  power  aforesaid. 
In  witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto  set  my  hand  and  seal  this  5th  day  of 
November  in  seventh  of  her  [Majesty  and  Domini  1708. 

Thomas    Bannister.     • 

""  Edmund  Oakes. 

J  Aaron  Stuckey. 

)  Thomas  Bannister,  Jun. 

;  Boston,  Nov.  5th,  1708. 

Received  of  Mr.  Joseph  Kirby  of  Middletown  in  Connecticut  a  power 

ol  attorney  or  promotion  to  act  for  him  in  England  with  several  papers 

relating  to  the  same.  ^,  ^ 

Thomas  Bannister 

Thomas  Bannister,  Jun. 


Memorandum. 

To  get  whatever  evidence  you  can  that  your  father  came  from  Rowington 
in  Warwickshire.  Also  what  you  can  that  your  grandmother's  name  was 
]\[argaret  White.  Also  what  your  cousin  Buck  remembers  of  the  people  of 
Elowington. 

This  document  was  in  the  possession  of  Captain  Seth  Kirby 
of  Chadton,  X.  Y.,  who  spoke  of  its  never  being  heard  from. 
The  death  of  Thomas  Bannister  the  following  year,  1709,  was 
probably  the  reason  why  nothing  further  was  known  concerning 
this  matter.  This  paper  shows  that  John  Kirby,  in  all  probability, 
came  from  Rowington  in  Wanvickshire,  England,  and  that  his 
children  believed  a  considerable  estate  in  Warwickshire  right- 
fijilly  belonged  to  his  heirs.  Rowington  is  situated  about  five 
n^iiles  from  the  town  and  castle  of  Warwick.  It  is  possible  that 
the  ancestors  of  the  New  England  Kirbys  descended  from  Sir 
jlohn  Kirkby,  whose  daughter  Matilda  married  William  Beau- 
cjhamp,  the  first  Earl  of  Warwick  of  that  family.     (See  "  Visita- 

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tion  of  Yorkshire,"  page  245.)  There  is  a  sug-g:estion  of  good 
family  descent  in  the  provision  made  by  John  Kirby  of  Midd/.e- 
town  in  his  will,  that  two  portions  of  his  estate  should  "  not  be 
sold  out  of  the  blood,"  but  should  "  pertain  to  some  of  my  children 
or  children's  children  to  the  end  of  the  world."  This  singular 
provision,  especially  its  peculiar  wording,  is  not  easily  intelligible 
without  the  presupposition  that  the  testator  was  conscious  of  de- 
scent from  a  family  of  English  gentry,  and  so  was  both  proud  of 
his  "  blood  "  and  familiar  with  the  entail  of  landed  estate.  ; 

The  Kirbys  of  New  England  form  a  small  family  group.  For 
both  John  of  jMiddletown  and  Joseph  of  Hartford  had  but  one 
grandson,  and  Richard  of  Sandwich  had  only  two  grandsons 
(whose  descendants  have  been  fairly  traced)  to  perpetuate  the 
name  of  Kirby.  Their  forefathers  settled  in  places  remote  from 
centres  of  influence.  Nevertheless,  they  have  made  their  influ- 
ence felt,  especially  in  their  country's  warfares.  About  one-half 
of  the  descendants  of  John  Kirby  of  JMiddletown,  and  the  same 
proportion  of  the  known  descendants  of  Joseph  Kirby  of  Hart- 
ford, able  to  bear  arms,  were  Revolutionary  soldiers.  The 
descendants  of  Richard  Kirby  of  Sandwich  were  mostly  Quakers. 
Nevertheless,  four  of  his  descendants,  out  of  the  limited  number 
able  to  take  up  arms,  served  as  soldiers  during  the  Revolution. 
In  the  war  of  1812,  and  in  the  Civil  War,  a  large  proportion  of 
the  Kirbys  of  New  England  descent  were  engaged,  and  served 
with  some  distinction.  Nor  have  they  been  without  influence 
in  time  of  peace.  One  of  the  very  first  in  New  England  to  espouse 
the  cause  of  the  Quakers  was  Richard  Kirby  of  Sandwich,  and 
the  first  organized  eftbrt  in  behalf  of  temperance  was  made  by 
Ephraim  Kirby  of  Litchfield,  Ct. 

Independence,  fortitude,  hatred  of  false  conventionalities,  rec- 
titude, and  sternness  of  moral  purpose  have  hitherto  been  the 
characteristics  of  the  New  England  Kirbys.  May  their  posterity 
continue  to  exhibit  the  same  traits  of  character  and  add  to  the 
virtues  of  their  ancestors. 


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CONNECTICUT 


Among  the  passengers  of  the  Hopewell,  Thomas  Babb,  Master, 
regjistered  on  Sept.  ii,  1635,  ^s  about  to  sail  from  the  port  of 
Lojndon,  England,  for  New  England,  was  "  Jo.  Kerbie,  aged  12 
ye^rs."  On  the  list  of  the  inhabitants  of  Plymouth,  2vlass.,  be- 
tw(ben  sixteen  and  sixty  years  of  age,  who  were  enrolled  Aug., 
1643,  as  able  to  bear  arms,  is  the  name  of  ''  John  Kerby."  The 
Hjartford  records  contain  the  following  entry:  "  Eli[sabeth] 
K(^crbe,  daughter  of  John  Keerbe,  was  [born]  the  eaighten  of 
September  one  thousand  six  hundred  forty  and  six."  There  is 
sufticient  proof  that  the  Hartford  record  refers  to  the  birth  of 
the  second  daughter  of  John  Kirby,  who  subsequently  removed 
to  Middletown;  and  in  the  absence  of  any  knowledge  that  there 
was  another  person  bearing  the  same  name  then  living  in  New 
England,  it  is  confidently  presumed  that  all  the  above-men- 
tioned records  refer  to  one  and  the  same  person,  who  was  after- 
ward known  as  John  Kirby  of  Middletown. 

1.  John  Kirby  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  came  from  Warwickshire, 
England.  For  there  is  a  deed  of  property  by  him  to  Richard 
Lord  of  Hartford,  Ct.,  made  Sept.  3,  1654,  and  recorded  in  ]\Ianu- 
script  Copy  of  First  Book  Colonial  Records  of  Connecticut, 
pp.  272,  273,  said  property  consisting  of  a  house  and  land,  and 
situated  within  the  bounds  of  the  township  of  Rowington  in 
Warwickshire,  England,  which  indicates  that  he  was  a  native  of 
that  county.  He  came  to  New  England,  as  has  been  presumed, 
during  the  autumn  of  1635  in  the  ship  Hopewell,  Captain  Babb, 
Master,  being  then  only  twelve  years  of  age.  In  Aug.,  1643,  ^^^ 
was  living  at  Plymouth,  Mass.,  and  before  April,  1645,  ^e  had 
become  a  resident  of  Hartford,  Ct.     For  at  this  date  it  is  re- 


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corded  that  "  John  Kirby  and  Seth  Grant  contracted  to  herd  t'iie 
Hartford  cattle  for  a  stated  price  payable  at  their  houses  in  coirn, 
peas,  etc.  on  their  demand."  In  1647  he  appears  to  be  living  in 
Wethersfield,  Ct.,  for  the  town  records  state  that  in  this  year  he 
recorded  "  ear  marks  "  for  his  cattle.  The  Wethersfield  recor  ds 
state  that  his  daughter  Hannah  was  born  in  Wethersfield  March 
2,  1649,  so  that  he  was  certainly  by  that  time  an  inhabitant  of 
that  place.  Having  joined  "  The  Company  for  settling  the  plant- 
ing grounds  at  Mattabesett,"  he  became  a  resident  of  Middle- 
town,  Ct.,  some  time  between  Dec,  1651,  and  Jan.  16,  1654, 
and  remained  there  until  his  death.  His  lands  in  ]\Iiddleto\vn, 
which  were  recorded  to  him  in  the  Town  Book,  Jan.  10,  1655, 
were  located  on  the  "  North  Side  "  of  the  rivulet,  or  "  North 
Society,"  now  the  town  of  Cromwell,  Ct.  His  homestead  farm' 
was  situated  in  the  extreme  western  part  of  the  present  town  of 
Cromwell,  in  the  bend  of  the  river  Mattabesett  (Little  River) 
where  it  turns  and  runs  southeast.  The  bridge  over  the  river, 
just  above  the  bend,  is  still  called  the  Kirby  bridge.  Below  the 
bridge  is  a  small  but  picturesque  and  wooded  island.  The  house, 
whose  foundations  are  still  to  be  seen,  stood  on  higher  ground, 
sloping  gradually  to  the  river.  Here  John  Kirby  lived,  accumu- 
lated a  good  estate,  and  reared  a  numerous  family.  He  was  made 
a  freeman  by  the  General  Court  of  Connecticut  at  a  session  held 
in  May,  1658.  He  died  April,  1677,  leaving  a  will  made  on  April 
6th  and  an  estate  valued  at  £551,  the  inventory  of  which  was 
dated  on  the  27th  of  the  same  month. 


WILL  OF  JOHN  KIRBY  AND  THE  INVENTORY  OF  HIS  ES- 
TATE, PRESERVED  IN  THE  RECORDS  OF  THE  PROBATE 
COURT  AT  HARTFORD,  CT. 

I,  John  Kirby  of  Middletown  in  the  County  of  Hartford,  in  His  Majesty's 
Colony  of  Connecticott  in  N.  England,  being  weak  in  body  and  not  knowing 
how  soon  it  may  please  God  to  leave  me  to  my  dust,  but  yet  through  mercy 
of  perfect  understanding  and  memory  do  therefore  make  this  my  last  will  and 
testament. 

In  the  first  place  I  do  will  my  soul  unto  the  hands  of  Jesus  Christ  my 
Lord  and  God,  and  will  my  body  to  be  decently  buried  and  for  the  outward 
estate  which  God  hath  given  me,  I  do  dispose  thereof  in  manner  following. 

First  of  all  to  the  intent  that  my  loving  wife  may  not  be  destitute  of  a 
comfortable  subsistence  while  she  shall  live,  I  do  give  and  bequeath  unto  her 
the  possession  and  use  of  all  my  estate,  whether  houseing  or  lands,  or  other 
estate,  as  exists  in  my  possession  during  her  natural  life;    excepting  only 

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DESCENDA  NTS      OF     JOHN      KIRBY 

what  shall  afterwards  be  particularly  mentioned.  I  do  also  give  her  liberty 
i(  5he  see  herself  necessitated  so  to  do  to  sell  any  such  part  of  my  estate  as 
aforesaid  for  her  necessary  living. 

Item:  I  do  give  and  bequeath  to  my  son  Joseph  and  to  my  daughter 
Mary  each  of  them  a  portion  double  to  the  portion  of  any  of  the  rest  of  my 
children:  and  to  the  rest  of  my  children  (all  of  which  are  daughters)  I  do 
pive  each  of  them  a  portion  equal  to  one  another.  I  will  also  that  ui  case 
Joseph  shall  marry  before  his  mothers  decease  that  then  he  shall  have  the 
use  of  that  house  and  lot  which  Jno.  should  have  had  if  he  had  lived,  and  in 
case  (and  as  long  as)  his  mother  can  spare  it  together  with  whatever  else  his 
mother  can  and  shall  see  cause  to  accommodate  him  withal  yet  not  exceeding 
his  said  portion. 

Item:  My  will  is  that  my  lands  (excepting  what  my  wite  may  be  neces- 
sitated and  see  cause  to  sell  as  is  above  said)  as  well  as  my  other  estate  shall 
be  divided  among  all  my  children  according  to  the  proportion  aforesaid,  and 
ina<;much  as  some  of  my  children  are  deceased  and  have  left  children  behind 
thc:n,  my  will  is  that  the  portion  of  these  my  children  which  are  already  de- 
ceased, or  which  shall  decease  and  leave  children  surviving  before  this  dis- 
tribution of  my  estate  be  fully  made;  and  which  cannot  be  made  while  my 
wife  shall  live;  I  say  the  portion  of  any  of  my  children  so  deceased,  or  de- 
ceasing, shall  fall  to  the  children  of  the  deceased  or  to  such  of  those  children 
as  shall  be  living  when  this  distribution  shall  be  made.  Also,  forasmuch  as 
some  of  my  children  have  received  something  in  part  of  their  portion  al- 
ready, I  will  that  what  they  have  received  be  accounted  as  part  of  their  por- 
tion and  said  portion  which  I  now  give  to  them,  and  that  the  rest  which 
have  yet  received  nothing  have  a  portion  equal  to  them,  both  as  to  what 
they  have  already  received  and  are  yet  to  receive,  that  is  Joseph  equal  to 
Mary  and  the  rest  one  to  another  equal  as  is  aforesaid. 

Item:  As  for  that  parcel  of  my  land  which  lyes  near  to  Daniel  Harris  his 
farme  on  the  West  of  Connecticut  River  and  contains  about  three  hundred 
acres,  and  another  parcel  of  my  land  containing  near  or  about  two  hundred 
acres  and  lying  at  or  about  Pipe-stem  swamp  on  the  West  also  of  Connecti- 
cut River  my  will  is  that  to  whichsoever  of  my  children  or  children's  children 
these  parcels  of  land  or  any  part  thereof  shall  fall,  they  shall  not  at  any  time 
be  sold  out  of  the  blood,  but  in  case  any  of  my  children  or  their  children  see 
cause  to  sell  any  part  thereof  it  shall  be  only  given  one  to  another  of  them, 
that  so  these  two  parcels  of  land  may  pertain  to  some  of  my  children  or 
children's  children  to  the  end  of  the  world. 

Item:  As  for  my  said  portion  in  such  lands  as  are  not  yet  but  may  be 
hereafter  divided,  I  do  bequeath  the  same  to  the  use  and  disposal  of  my  wife 
as  aforesaid  during  her  life  in  case  they  be  divided  while  she  lives,  and 
whether  they  be  or  no  my  will  is  they  be  distributed  among  my  children  as 
my  other  lands  are. 

Lastly:  My  will  is  that  notwithstanding  any  apprisall  of  my  estate  that 
may  according  to  useful  custom  be  made  at  the  taking  of  the  inventory  yet 
that  a  distribution  thereof  among  my  children  may  be  made  according  to 
justice  and  equity,  (I  say  my  will  is  that)  when  the  full  and  final  distribution 
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or  then  to  be  received  by  my  children  or  children's  children  shall  be  given 
again  at  the  then  just  value  thereof. 

Finally:  I  do  make  the  worthy  Capt.  Jno.  Allyn  of  Hartford  (craving 
pardon  for  rny  boldness  in  requesting  him  to  undertake  the  trouble)  and 
Deacon  Allyn  of  Middletown  and  my  son  in  law  Emanuel  Bucke  of  Wethers- 
field,  the  executors  of  this  my  last  will  and  testament  and  for  confirmation 
hereof  I  do  hereunto  set  my  hand  and  seal  this  Sixth  of  Aprile  in  the  year 
of  our  Lord  one  thousand  six  hundred  and  seventy  seven. 

JOHN  KIRBY.     (seal) 
Signed  and  sealed  in  presence 
John  Niatt. 
Elizabeth  Niatt.  ; 


AN    INVENTORY    OF   THE    ESTATE    OF   JOHN    KIRBY    DE- 
CEASED  TAKEN   THIS  27TH   DAY   OF  APRIL,  1677. 

Joseph  Kirby  aged  about  one  and  twenty  years. 

Mary  Kirby  wife  to  Emanuel  Buke  aged  about  two  and  thirty  years. 

Elizabeth  Kirby  now  deceased  about  her  twenty-third  year  of  her  life. 

Hannah  Kirby  wife  to  Thomas  Andrews  about  twenty-seven  years  of  age. 

Ester  Kirby  wife  to  Benajah  Stone  about  twenty-five  years  of  age. 

Sarah  Kirby  wife  to  Samuel  Hubbard  about  twenty-three  years  of  age. 

Bethiah  Kirby  about  sixteen  years  of  age. 

Susannah  Kirby  about  thirteen  years  of  age. 

Abigayle  Kirby  about  eleven  years  of  age. 

£      s.     d. 

The  house,  the  bam  and  foure  acres  of  land 70 —  0 —  o 

The  new  house  with  foure  acres  of  land 45 —  0 —  o 

Medow  at  Nongony,  4  acres  J/2 3° —  0 —  o 

Upland  at  pistol  point,  2  acres  third 2 —  0 —  o 

Medow  in  the  longmedow,  two  acres  and  one  third 20 —  0 —  o 

West  medow,  4  acres  and  20  rods 12 —  0 —  0 

Medow  at  the  farther  (        ),  4  acres 8 —  c —  0 

To  one  acre  and  halfTe  of  Dead  Swamp 0 —  9 —  o 

To  three  acres  and  halfee  of  wet  Swamp o —  9 —  o 

To  halfe  an  acre  of  Ded  Swamp i —  o —  o 

To  8  acres  of  Round  medo 12 —  0 —  o 

To  4  acres  and  two  fields  of  upland 2—10 —  o 

To  14  acres  and  one  rood  of  upland 24 —  0 —  o 

To  13  acres  of  medo  at  the  farther  end  of  Nongony 26 —  o —  o 

To  ID  acres  of  upland 5 —  0 —  o 

To  26  acres  of  upland  near  pistol  point 20 —  0 —  0 

To  193  acres  upland  at  pipe  stone  swamp 50 —  0 —  o 

To  274  acres  of  upland  south  from  the  towne 30 —  o —  o 

To  8  acres  of  upland  by  the  round  medo 8 —  o —  o 

To  31  acres  of  upland  on  East  side  of  the  Great  River 15 —  c —  0 

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To  two  acres  and  halfe  of  upland  joining  to  the  house  lot  given 

to  David  Sage ^"~  "^  ° 

To  8  acres  of  wood  land S_o_o 

To  4  acres  of  wood  land 4—0—0 

To  3  acres  of  wood  land 3—  0      o 

One  pair  of  Oxen 9-  c^-  0 

three  Cows 9      ° 

two  three  year  olds 5     'o      0 

one  five  year  old,  two  yearlings 4—  0      o 

op.c  bull  and  a  little  calf 4—0—0 

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OM  iron  c^io-  0 

One  plow  &(        )  and  pin ^~~  J~  ° 

One  collar  and  traces  &  short  chain CH-16—  0 

An  old  saddle,  pillion  &  bridle i—  a—  o 

To  440  acres  of  upland  on  the  east  side  the  great  river 30—  o—  o 

To  three  acres  and  a  halfe  of  upland 3 — 10      0 

Gouds  in  the  low  room  in  a  loom  with  small  strings  about  them.  4—10—  0 

One  featherbed  with  bed  furniture  for  it 5—  o —  o 

One  small  bed  with  bed  furniture  for  it 3—  0 —  0 

In  yarne,  woolen,  linnen 10      0      o 

A  spinning  wheel  for  woole  &  two  for  linnen  and  a  quilling 

wheel    0—14—  0 

In  the  dwelling  roome  two  tables  and  a  skillet 2 —  0 —  o 

And  another  table,  brass,  pewter,  one  platter  &  small  stuflfe 0—13—  o 

tin  wear 0—2—0 

Earthen  weare 0 —  5—  6 

three  jugs  o—  2—10 

one  great  pot  and  skillet,  a  frying  pan 2 —  o —  o 

one  slice,  tongs,  tramel,  spit o — 12      O 

Wood  bowls.  Dishes  and  trenshers o —  5 —  0 

In  the  celler,  churn,  cheesmolds  and  a  bottel o —  6 —  6 

foure  barrels  of  cider 3 —  0 —  ° 

Tobacco  12  lb 0—6—0 

Bet le  &  porke I— 10—  O 

Creame  pots  and  a  jarr 0 —  6 —  o 

Whall-bone  and  tallow 0 —  5—  o 

empty  tub  and  tubs 0 — 18 —  o 

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seines  and  baskets 0      ^      o 

meal  tubs  and  ropes 9      9—  o 

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foure  old  bags 0      4      o 

corne  in  the  ground 6 —  0 —  o 

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William  Cheny. 

This  was  a  good  estate  for  those  days.  John  Dwight  of  Ded- 
ham  left,  in  1661,  an  estate  inventoried  at  £506,  yet  he  was  esteemed 
the  wealthiest  man  in  Dedham,  save  the  Minister.  It  was  even 
a  large  estate  for  Middletown,  if  the  "  Hubbard  Genealogy  "  be 
correct  when  it  states  (page  275)  that  Thomas  W'etmore,  Sr.,  who 
died  in  1681,  was  "  the  richest  man  in  town."  Nevertheless,  his 
estate  was  valued  at  only  £468  2s.  3d. 

The  above  inventory  enables  us  to  form  some  idea  concerning 
John  Kirby's  house,  as  well  as  of  his  mode  of  living  and  his  do- 
mestic arrangements.  It  is  evident  that  the  house  was  a  one- 
story  dwelling  containing  three  rooms,  viz.,  the  "  dwelling  room," 
which  also  seems  to  have  served  for  the  kitchen,  a  small  bed- 
chamber above  the  cellar,  and  a  lean-to  or  "  low  room  "  ;  and 
that  the  "  chamber,"  or  garret,  was  not  divided  into  apartments. 
From  such  ancient  houses  as  have  survived  even  to  the  begin- 
ning of  the  present  century,  it  is  easy  to  form  a  still  closer  idea  of 
the  house  and  its  internal  appearance.  It  faced  the  south,  as  all 
the  early  dwellings  did,  and  the  chimney,  which  projected  out- 
side of  the  frame,  was  on  the  west  side.  By  so  building,  two 
objects  were  secured  which  our  forefathers  deemed  essential — 
the  rays  of  the  sun  at  noon,  or  dinner-time,  shone  parallel  with 
the  side  of  the  building,  and  the  living-room  was  on  the  sunny 

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or  warm  side  of  the  house.  It  was,  as  we  have  said,  of  one  story, 
and  the  chamber,  or  garret,  projected  on  the  east  side  over  the 
lower  portion.  Its  exact  size  cannot  be  determined,  but  it  was 
probably  i8  x  24,  which,  together  with  the  lean-to  on  the  north 
side,  perhaps  8  feet  wide,  would  make  the  entire  dimensions  of 
tlie  ground-plan  26  x  24  feet.  It  v/as  built,  not  of  logs,  as  it  is 
often  erroneously  supposed  the  houses  of  the  first  settlers  were 
built,  but  of  hand-sawed  or  hewn  planks  an  inch  and  a  quarter 
in  thickness,  and  the  frame  was  constructed  of  heavy  timber. 
The  seams  in  the  boarding  were  filled  with  clay,  and  the  Hoor 
was  fastened  to  sleepers  laid  on  the  ground  even  with  the  lower 
edge  of  the  sills.  The  thatched  roof  (^or  perhaps  the  curb-roof 
of  shingles),  windows  with  small  diamond-shaped  glass  set  in 
lead,  and  a  clete  door,  with  a  wooden  latch  and  string,  complete 
the  external  picture  of  the  dwelling. 

Entering  at  the  southeast  corner,  one  was  obliged  to  step  over 
the  sill,  the  entry-tloor  being  a  foot  lower  than  the  threshold.  In 
the  entry  was  a  ladder,  or  rude  stair,  leading  to  the  chamber  or 
garret.  The  great  room,  or  dwelling-room,  to  the  left,  occupied 
the  whole  of  the  west  end  of  the  house  proper,  and  was  about 
18  X  16  feet  in  dimensions.  The  chimney  projected  into  the  room, 
v.-ith  no  finishing  boards  around  it.  The  fireplace  was  seven  or 
eight  feet  wide  and  four  feet  deep,  with  an  oven  at  the  south  end, 
and  the  mantel  was  five  and  one-half  feet  high.  The  hearth  was 
laid  with  flat  stones  taken  from  the  fields.  The  heavy  sills  pro- 
jected into  the  room  and  formed  low  seats  on  three  sides.  The 
small  glass  v/indows  were  without  curtains.  The  furniture  con- 
sisted of  a  few  rush-bottomed  chairs,  two  tables,  together  with 
a  "small  table,"  and  the  kitchen  utensils:  the  great  pot,  skillet, 
spit,  and  frying-pan.  On  one  side  of  the  room  were  two  large 
trencher  shelves  on  which  was  displayed  the  pewter  of  the  family, 
and  which  provided  room  for  other  things,  such  as  the  "  nine 
Bibles,"  which  make  an  interesting  item  in  the  inventory,  for  the 
paternal  as  well  as  the  religious  feelings  of  John  Kirby  are  re- 
vealed in  this  his  endeavor  to  provide  a  Bible  for  each  member  of 
his  numerous  family.  The  "  bed-chamber  above  the  cellar,"  so 
spoken  of  because  the  floor  was  elevated  a  foot  or  more  to  give 
grreater  depth  at  this  point  to  the  cellar  beneath  it,  occupied  the 
northeast  comer  of  the  house.  One  had  to  mount  by  steps  on 
the  east  side  of  the  dwelling-room  in  order  to  enter  it.  It  was 
so  low  in  the  walls  that  a  tall  person  could  not  stand  upright  in 
it,  and  the  bed  must  have  occupied  most  of  the  space.     At  the 

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time  of  the  inventory,  iiowever,  it  seems  to  have  been  used  merely 
as  a  store-room,  for  the  bed  is  absent.  It  contained,  amon-  other 
thins^s,  the  movable  cupboard  or  buffet  and  the  arms  or  the 
family'  two  guns  and  swords— only  two  gims  now,  for  the  eldest 
son,  John,  only  a  few  months  before  had  been  killed  by  the  Indians. 
The  "  low  room,"  or  lean-to,  on  tiie  north  side  probably  ran  the 
whole  lenc^th  of  that  side  of  the  house,  and  at  the  eastern  end 
was  the  pantrv,  with  its  trap-door  leading  to  the  cellar.  It  was 
used  evidentlv  at  the  time  of  the  inventory  as  a  bedroom,  as  well 
as  a  convenient  place  in  spring-time  for  spinning.  It  contained 
a  bed,  a  trundle-bed,  and  three  spinning-wheels,  one  for  "woolen  " 
and  two  for  "  linen,"  for  there  were  several  daughters.  In  the 
cellar  were  four  barrels  of  cider,  still  left  from  the  winter  store, 
and  twelve  pounds  of  tobacco.  There  was  a  pipe,  too,  upstairs, 
all  of  which  clearly  evinces  that  John  Kirby,  although  lie  had 
nine  Bibles,  had  also  some  human  infirmities.  In  "  the  chamber," 
or  garret,  there  was  a  bed,  with  its  "  furniture,"  i.e.,  everything 
that  belonged  to  the  bed,  including  curtains  and  valances.  The 
linen  chest  also,  with  its  goodly  store,  seems  to  have  been  kept 
there,  and  upon  the  iloor  was  spread  the  seed-corn— wheat,  rye, 
barley,  and  maize— for  the  future  planting.  Some  of  the  corn, 
however,  had  already,  April  27th.  been  put  into  the  ground. 

We  have  endeavored  to  describe  the  house  and  home  of  John 
Kirby,  the  settler,  as  it  appears  from  the  terms  of  the  inventory 
taken  at  the  time  of  his  decease.  If,  in  addition,  we  pic  cure  to 
ourselves  the  house  as  standing  on  rising  ground,  overlooking 
the  clear  and  willow-fringec'  :Mattabesett,  not  more  than  twenty 
rods  away,  and  which,  turning  here  in  its  southern  course  and 
flowing  eastward,  sparkles  beside,  as  well  as  before,  the  door  of 
the  dwelling,  while  beyond  the  river  there  rises  the  noble  outline 
of  Mount  Lamentation  and  of  many  another  distant  elevation, 
we  shall  be  able  to  form  some  conception  of  the  homestead  of 
the  forefather  of  the  Middletown  Kirbys  and  of  the  beauty  of  its 
situation. 

Concerning  the  wife  of  John  Kirby  nothing  is  positively  known 
A- except  that  her  name  was  Elizabeth;  that  she  married  (2)  Abra- 
ham Randall  of  Windsor,  Ct.;  outlived  her  second  husband,  and 
died  after  1697.  It  is  believed,  however,  that  her  name  was  Eliza- 
beth Hinds;  that  she  was  the  niece  of  Sarah  (Hinds)  Cheplin, 
wife  of  Clement  Cheplin  of  Bury  St.  Edmunds,  Co.  Suftolk, 
England,  and  afterward  of  Wethersfield,  Ct. ;  that  she  was  born 

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in  Bury  St.  Edmunds,  and  accompanied,  or  followed,  her  aunt  to 
Welhcrsfield,  Ct.,  and  was  married  to  John  Kirby  before  1645. 
Tiie  reasons  for  such  belief  are  based  mainly  upon  the  following 
letter,  found  in  Hartford  in  the  manuscript  copy  of  the  first  book 
of  the  Colonial  Records  of  Connecticut,  page  273  (original  book, 
page  285) : 

Cozin  Kirby.  My  love  remembered  to  yon  both.  I  have  sent  your 
Wife  a  small  token  with  a  Letter  to  you  by  \Vm.  Goodrich.  Your  Wife's 
Father  is  yett  alive  and  in  good  Health.  I  doe  forgive  you  all  that  you 
owcth  nic  and  pray  God  that  it  may  doe  you  good.  I  Desire  you  may  grow 
in  Grace  and  so  wishing  you  much  good  from  God  I  remain  your  Loving 
Kinsman  Sarah  Cheplin. 

Bur>',  2  January  1661. 

Superscribed  to  my  Cozin  John  Kirby  late  of  Wethersfield. 

The  terms  of  John  Kirby's  will  show  that  his  wife  Elizabeth 
must  have  been  a  woman  whose  husband  could  safely  trust  in 
her,  for  he  left  her  the  possession  and  use  of  all  his  estate  dur- 
ing her  life.  And  that  she  was  worthy  of  such  confidence  is 
evident  from  her  relinquishment  of  the  estate  so  bequeathed  to 
her,  "  that  she  might  not  be  destitute  of  a  comfonable  subsist- 
ence," to  her  children  after  her  second  marriage.  She  married 
a  second  time,  Oct.  2-],  1681,  Abraham  Randall  of  Windsor,  Ct, 
the  son  of  Philip  Randall  of  Dorchester  and  Windsor.  Mr.  Ran- 
dall died  Oct.  2,  1690,  in  Windsor  and  she  returned  to  Middle- 
town.  In  April,  1697,  she  had  become  a  resident  of  Wethersfield, 
and  probably  died  there. 

The  children  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Kirby  were: 

2.  i.  Mary  Kirby,   b.    1644,   probably   in   Hartford,   Ct.;  m. 

Emanuel  Buck. 

3.  ii.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  8,  1646,  in  Hartford,  Ct.;  m. 

David  Sage. 

4.  ill.  Hannah  Kirby,  b.  March  2,  1649,  in  Wethersfield,  Ct.; 

m.  Thomas  Andrews. 
iv.  John  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  18,  1 651,  in  Wethersfield,  Ct.;  killed 

by  Indians,  1676,  on  the  road  between  Wethersfield 

and  Middletown. 
V.  Eunice  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  18,  1 651,  in  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  twin 

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5.  vi.  Esther  Kirby,  b.  1652,  in  Middletown,  Ct.;  m.  Benajah 

Stone. 

6.  vii.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  16,  1654,  in  Middlctown,  Ct.;  m. 

Samuel  Hubbard. 

7.  viii.  Joseph  Kirby,  b.  July  17,  1656,  in  Middletown,  Ct. ;  m. 

Sarah  Markham. 

8.  ix.  Bethiah  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  14,  1658,  in  Middletown,  Ct. ;  m. 

John  Andrews. 

9.  X.  Susanna  Kirby,  b.  Alay  3,  1664,  in  Middletown,  Ct.;  m. 

Abraham  Cruttenden. 
10.    xi.  Abigail  Kirby,  b.  March  6,  1666,  in  Middletown,  Ct.;  m. 
David  Robinson. 

2.  Mary-  Kirby  (John^),  born  1644,  probably  in  Hartford,  Ct. 
When  less  than  fourteen  years  of  age  she  married,  April  17,  1658, 
as  his  second  wife,  Emanuel  Buck  of  Wethersfield,  Ct.  On  page 
3,  Vol.  n.,  of  the  Land  Records  of  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  it  is  recorded 
that  "  Emanuel  Buck  and  Mary  his  wife  married  17th  of  Aprell 
1658."  In  John  Kirby's  will,  dated  April  6,  1677,  the  husband 
of  Mary  Kirby  is  called  "  my  son-in-law  Emanuel  Bucke  of 
Wethersfield."  But  later  he  seems  to  have  changed  his  name, 
and  was  known  as  Enoch  Buck.  In  !vIiddletow^n  Land  Records, 
Vol.  III.,  page  325,  is  a  division  of  land,  dated  Nov.  16,  1716,  be- 
tween Benjamin  Churchill  and  wife  Sarah,  John  Fowler  and  wife 
Hannah,  Caleb  Dudley  and  wife  Elizabeth,  Samuel  Arnold  and 
wife  Abigail,  and  Thomas  Buck,  which  states  that  they  are  the 
children  of  Enoch  and  Mary  Buck  of  Wethersfield,  and  grand- 
children of  John  Kirby,  deceased,  of  Middletov.-n.  It  is  therefore 
certain  that  "  Emanuel  "  and  "  Enoch  "  Buck  of  Wethersfield  are 
one  and  the  same  person;  and  that  he  married  Mary,  daughter  of 
John  Kirby  of  Middletown.  He  was  probably  born  in  1623,  since 
he  testified  in  court,  1684,  that  he  was  then  aged  sixty-one  years. 
He  was  a  freeman,  also  constable.  1669.  He  died  between  Nov., 
1715,  and  Nov.  6,  1716.  Mary  Kirby  Buck  is  supposed  to  have 
died  Jan.   17,   171 2,  in  Wethersfield,  Ct.     Emanuel   Buck's  first 

wife   was    Sarah    ,    by   whom    he    had    three    children:    (i) 

Ezekiel,  b.  Jan.  15,  1650;  d.  March  5,  1713;  m.,  March  18,  1676. 
Rachel,  dau.  of  John  and  Mary  Andrews  of  Farm.ington,  Ct. ; 
(2)  John,  b.  Nov.,  1652;  (3)  Jonathan,  b.  April  8,  1655. 
Children  of  Emanuel  Buck  and  Mary  Kirby: 
i.  Mary  Buck,  b.  Jan.  i,  1659. 

ii.  David  Buck,  b.  April  3,  1667;  d.  Sept.  20,  1728  (or  1738), 
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aj'^^^  of  Wethersfield;  in.,  June  14,  1690,  Elizabeth  Hub!)ar<l. 

^  b.  Jan.  3,  1669;  d.  March  29,  1735,  dau.  of  Daniel  Hub- 

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Jordan  of  Dedham,  Mass.        Children: 
I  I.  Elizabeth  Buck,  b.  Feb.  16,  1691. 

»:  2,  Ann  Buck,  b.  April  25,  1693. 

I  3.  Daniel  Buck,  b.  Sept.  13,  1695. 

I  4.  David  Buck,  b.  March  13,  1698. 

I  5-  Mary  Buck,  b.  Sept.  9,  1700. 

i  6.  Josiah  Buck,  b.  Jan.  16,  1703;  m.,  :May  28,  1731. 

I  Ann  Deming-,  dau.  of  Charles  Demi'ng  of  Bc.?- 

l  ton,  and  had  son  DanieP,  b.  June  13,  1744.  who 

I  ni.  Sarah,  dau.  of  Hon.   Gurdon  and  Rebecca 

I  (Winthrop)  Saltonstall  of  New  London,  Ct..  and 

^  had  Ann,  Gurdon,  Daniel,  Charles,  Winthrop, 

;  Ann,  and  Dudley. 

7.  Joseph  Buck,  b.  April  5,  1705;  d.  1712. 

8.  John  Buck,  b.  July  18,  I707rd.  1726. 

9.  Eunice  Buck,  b.  Dec.  19,  1709.  ...^  ' 
10.  Mabel  Buck,  b.  June  5,  1712,  ^-/  ■       • 

ill.  Sarah  Buck,  b.  April  i,  1669;  m.  (as  2d  wife)  Lieutenant 
Iow3-a^a.Yu  Benjamin  Churchill  of  Wethersfield,  Ct,  son  of  Jesia?  . 
I  Churchill. 

iv.  Hannah  Buck,  b.  April  12,  1671 ;  m.  John  Fowler  of  Weth- 
ersfield, Ct. 
V.  Elizabeth  Buck,  b.  June  4,  1676;  d.  April  14,  1738:  m., 
June  23,  1700,  Caleb  Dudley  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  b.  1673; 
d.  March  20,  1730,  son  of  Joseph  Dudley  of  Guilford  (b. 
April  24,  1643;  d-  June  3,  1712,  son  of  William  Dudley 
of  Guilford,  d.  March  16,  1684,  and  Jane  Lutman,  d. 
May  I,  1674,  who  were  m.  Aug.  4,  1636,  at  Ocklcy, 
England)  and  Ann  Robinson,  b.  1652,  dau.  of  Thomas 
and  Mary  Robinson  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  whom  he  m.  Oct. 
6,  1670.  Caleb  Dudley  was  a  prosperous  farmer  and 
left  a  large  estate,  valued  at  £2,018.         Children: 

1.  Thomas  Dudley,  b.  April  23,  1701 ;  d.  May  22,  1790; 

m.,  June  11,  1733,  Abigail  Seward  of  Durham,  Ct. 

2.  Caleb  Dudley,  b.  Nov.  20,  1702;  d.  Oct.  10,  1703; 

m.,  May  31,   1739,  Hannah  Stone,  dau.  of  Na- 
thaniel Stone,  b.  Oct.  7,  1678,  son  of  Nathaniel 

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Stone  of  Guilford,  Ct.  (son  of  John),  and  Mary 
Bartlett,  dau.  of  George  and  ]\lary  (Cruttenden) 
Bartlett  of  Guilford,  Ct. 

3.  Ruth  Dudley,  b.  Dec.  28,  1704;  m.,  :March  9,  1732, 

Samuel  Evarts  of  Guilford,  Ct. 

4.  Daniel  Dudley,  b.  April  3.  1707;  m.,  Jan.  20,  1732, 

Joanna  Rose  of  Branford,  Ct.  He  removed  to 
Bethlehem,  Ct. 

5.  Josiah  Dudley,  b.  Aug-.  30,  1709;  d.  Oct.  20,  1755; 

m.,  1738,  Silence  Dowd. 

6.  Samuel  Dudley,  b.  Dec.  4.  1711;  d.  Nov.  10,  1789; 

m..  May  3,  1738,  Jane  Talman,  dau.  of  Dr.  Eben- 
ezer  Talman,  b.  Sept.  i,  1692,  son  of  Dr.  Peter 
Talman  of  Guilford,  Ct. 

7.  Noah  Dudley,  b.  Aug.  15,  1716;  m.,  May  28,  1752, 

Submit  Talman,  dau.  of  Dr.  Ebenezer  Talman. 
He  removed  to  Roxbury,  Ct. 

8.  Dea.  David  Dudley,  b.  Nov.  27,  17 18;  d.  Feb.  17, 

1807;  m.,  Feb.  17,  1742,  Mary  Talman,  dau.  of 
Dr.  Ebenezer  Talman.  Their  fifth  child,  Anna, 
b.  April  13,  1752;  m.,  Nov.  2^,  1768,  Timothy 
Field,  son  of  David  Field  and  Abigail  Tyler, 
whose  sixth  child  was  the  Rev.  David  Dudley 
Field,  b.  May  20,  1781,  father  of  Chief  Justice 
David  Dudley  Field  and  the  late  Cyrus  W.  Field 
of  New  York  City. 

vi.  Thomas  Buck,  b.  June  10,  1678. 

vii.  Abigail  Buck,  b.  Aug.  i,  1682;  m.  Samuel  Arnold  of  East 
Haddam,  Ct.,  b.  1668;  d.  May  20,  1739,  son  of  Joseph 
Arnold  of  Haddam.         Children: 

1.  Samuel  Arnold,  bapt.  Oct.  8,  1704. 

2.  Joseph  Arnold,  bapt.  Oct.  6,  1706. 

3.  Sarah  Arnold,  bapt.  July  18,  1708. 

4.  Mary  Arnold,  bapt.  Dec.  17,  1710. 

5.  Mary  Arnold,  bapt.  Dec.  13,  1713- 

6.  Enoch  Arnold,  bapt.  Sept.  9,  1716. 

7.  Josiah  Arnold,  bapt.  July  20,  1718. 

8.  John  Arnold,  bapt.  July  2,  1721. 

9.  Jonathan  Arnold,  bapt.  April  12,  1724. 
10.  Abigail  Arnold,  bapt.  Feb.  20,  1726. 

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Ct. ;  married,  Feb.,  1664,  David  Sage  of  Middletown,  the  ancestor 
of  the  Sage  family  of  New  England.  He  was  bom  in  1639,  ^^^ 
came  with  his  mother,  a  widow,  to  Middletown  about  1652.  Eliza- 
beth Kirby  Sage,  "deceased  about  the  23rd  year  of  her  life,"_ 
leaving  three  children.  David  Sage  married  (2)  Mary  Wilcox,;' 
supposed  daughter  of  John  Wilcox,  by  whom  he  had  five  chil- 
dren. He  died  in  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses,"  March  31,  1703, 
aged  sixty-four  years,  leaving  a  large  estate,  valued  at  £759  2s.  75. 
Mary  Wilcox  Sage  died  Dec.  7,  171 1. 

Children  of  David  Sage  and  Elizabeth  Kirby:     -^ 
i.  David  Sage,  b.  Feb.  i,  1665;  m.  and  had  one  dau.,  Mary, 
b.  1694,  who  m.  Thomas  Stedman  of  \\'^ierslield,  Ct. 

ii.  Elizabeth  Sage,  b.  June  i,  1666;  m. Bull. 

11.  iii.  John  Sage,  b.  March  6,  1668;  m.  Hannah  Starr. 

Children  by  second  wife:  /^/'J- '/?.  •■''^-•~*^. 

iv.  Mary  Sage,  b.  Nov.  15,  1672;  d/May  8,  1727;  m.,  Nov. 
7,  1694,  Dea.  Samuel  Johnsoh""of  Guilford,  Ct.,  b. 
■  June  5,  1670;  d.  1727,  son  of  Dea.  William  Johnson 
of  Guilford,  Ct.  They  had  eleven  children.  Their  sec- 
ond son,  Samuel,  b.  Oct.  14,  1696;  d.  Jan.  6,  1772,  was 
the  distinguished  scholar  and  first  president  of  Kings 
(now  Columbia)  College,  New  York  City. 

V.  Jonathan  Sage,  b.  1674;  d.  1712;  m.  Hannah  Bodwell. 
Children:  (i)  Lydia,  b.  1706;  (2)  Rachel,  b.  1708;  (3) 
Anna,  b.  1709;  (4)  Jonathan,  b.  1711;  m.  Hannah  Gib- 
son, dau.  of  Dea.  Samuel  Gibson  of  Middletown,  Ct. 

vi.  Timothy  Sage,  b.  Aug.  14,  1678;  m.  ]Margaret  Holibert, 
b.  Feb.,  1685,  dau.  of  John  Holibert  of  Middletown,  Ct. 
Children:  (i)  Samuel,  b.  1709;  (2)  Mercy,  b.  1712;  (3) 
Timothy,  b.  1714;  m.  Mary  Warner;  (4)  Mary,  b.  1716; 
(5)  David,  b.  1718;  m.  Sarah  Stocking;  (6)  Solomon,  b. 
1720;  m.,  April  25,  1745,  Hannah'  Kirby,  dau.  of  John^ 
Kirby  and  Hannah  Stowe. 
vii.  Nathaniel  Sage,  b.  1680;  d.  without  issue. 
viii.  Mercy  Sage,  b.  1680,  twin  with  preceding.     • 

11.  John^  Sage  (Elizabeth  Kirby^,  John^),  born  March  6, 
1668,  in  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses;  "  married,  Jan.  10,  1693, 
Hannah  Starr,  born  March  24,  1674,  daughter  of  Comfort  Starr 
of  Middletown,  Ct.,  and  Rachel_JHarrJs.  He  was  a  farmer,  and 
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Cromwell,  Ct.  He  accumulated  a  very  large  estate  and  raised  a 
numerous  family.  He  died  Jarf.  22,  1751,  in  Middletown,  Ct. 
Hannah  Starr  Sage  died  Sept.  28,  1753.         Children: 

i.  Hannah  Sage,  b.  Dec.  21,  1694;  m.  (i),  17 14,  Samuel  Wil- 
cox, b.  1685;  d.  1727;  (2)  Malachi  Lewis, 
ii.  John  Sage,  b.  April  28,  1696;  m.  Mary  Hall, 
iii.  Elizabeth  Sage,  b.  April  9,  1699;  d.  young. 
iv.  Mary  Sage,  b.  April  9,  1699,  twin  with  preceding;  m.,  May 
28,    1724,    Charles    Bulkeley    of   Wethersfield,    Ct.,    b. 
March  25,' 1703,  son  of  Edward  Bulkeley  and  Dorothy 
Prescott.         Children: 

1.  John  Bulkeley,  b.  1723;  m.,  July  15,  1750,  Honor 

Francis. 

2.  Giles  Bulkeley. 

3.  Benjamin  Bulkeley,  b.  1725;  m.  (i),  Nov.  9,  1757, 

Susanna  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  8,  1734,  dau.  of  John 
Kirby  and  Hannah  Stowe;  (2)  Elizabeth 
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4.  Charles  Bulkeley,  b. ;  m.  ^^lary  Griswold. 

5.  Edward  Bulkeley,  b. ;  m.  (i)  Rachel  Pomeroy; 

(2)  Prudence  Wells. 

6.  Prescott  Bulkeley,  b.  1744. 

7.  Mary  Bulkeley,  b.  ;  m.  David  Webb. 

8.  Catherine  Bulkeley,  b. ;  m. Cadwell. 

9.  Sarah  Bulkeley,  b, ;  m.  Cephas  Smith,  Aug,  5, 

J756. 

10.  Olive  Bulkeley,  b. ;  m.  James  Deming. 

V.  Elizabeth  Sage,  b.  March  9,  1701;  m.  Hurlbut. 

vi.  Ann  Sage,  b.  1702. 

vii.  David  Sage,  b.  April  i,  1703;  m.  Bathsheba  Judd. 
viii.  Benjamin  Sage,  b.  April  i,  1703,  twin  with  preceding;  m. 
Mary  Allen, 
ix.  Jemima  Sage,  b,  Feb,  16,  1704. 
X.  Nathaniel  Sage,  b,  April  6,  1707;  m.  Rebecca  Hart. 
xi.  Ebenezer  Sage,  b.  April  6,  1709;  ni.  Hannah  Coleman. 
xii.  Comfort  Sage,  b.  March  31,  171 1;  d.  April  26,  1731, 
xiii.  Prudence  Sage,  b,  June  9,  1713. 
xiv.  Thankful  Sage,  b.  Feb.  9,  1717;  m.,  Dec.  5,  1734,  Benjamin 

Butler  of  Middletown,  Ct, 
XV.  Gideon  Sage,  b.  July  9,  1718;  m.,  Oct.  10,  1738,  Bath- 
sheba White,  b,  April  5,  1721,  dau,  of  Hugh  White  of 
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•1.  Hannah^  Kirby  Qo^^ri^)'  ^^'^^  ^larch  2,  1649,  in  Wethers- 
hcKi,  Ct.;  married,  before  1673,  Thomas  Andrews  of  Middletown, 
Ct.,  probably  son  of  William  Andrews,  "  the  schoolmaster,"  of 
Hartford,  Ct.,  by  Abigail,  his  second  wife.  Thomas  Andrews 
died  before  March  3,  1690,  and  she  married  (2)  Alexander  Rollo 
of  1-Iaddam,  Ct.  There  is  an  ante-nuptial  agreem.ent,  dated  Nov. 
3,  1693.  which  reads:  "  F"or  as  much  as  there  is  intended  matri- 
mony betwixt  Alexander  Rollo  of  Haddam  and  Hannah  Andrews 
late  wife  of  Thomas  Andrews  of  Middletown,"  etc.  The  date  of 
the  marriage  is  not  recorded,  but  it  was  before  Dec.  3,  1693. 
Alexander  Rollo  died  July  22,  1709,  in  Haddam,  Ct.,  and  she 
Tiiarriod  (3),  before  Jan.,  1716,  William  Stone  of  Guilford,  Ct. 
She  died  Oct.,  1717. 

The  Andrews  ^Memorial  erroneously  states  that  the  widow 
of  Thomas  Andrews  of  IMiddletown,  in  the  inventory  of  his  estate 
taken  and  returned  to  the  Probate  Court  at  Hartford,  March  3, 
1690-1691,  is  nam.ed  Abigail,  and  that  the  children  of  the  deceased 
were  Mary,  Thomas,  John,  Samuel,  Hannah,  Elizabeth,  and 
Sarah.  This  is  incorrect.  The  name  of  the  widow  is  not  stated, 
either  in  the  inventory  presented  or  in  the  administration  granted. 
The  names  of  the  children  in  the  inventory  are  "  Thomas,  John, 
Samuel,  Hannah,  Elizabeth,  Sarah,  Abigail  Andrews."  On  Dec. 
6,  1693,  the  children  of  Thomas  Andrews  requested  distribution 
of  his  estate.  Thirds  were  ordered  to  the  widow,  but  her  name 
is  not  mentioned.  She  was  married  and  had  removed.  That  the 
name  of  the  wife  of  Thomas  Andrews  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  was 
Hannah  Kirby,  daughter  of  John  and  Elizabeth  Kirby  of  Middle- 
town  is  conclusively  shown;  first,  by  the  ante-nuptial  agreement 
between  *'  Alexander  Rollo  of  Haddam  and  Hannah  Andrews, 
late  wife  of  Thomas  Andrews  of  Middletown,"  and  dated  Nov. 
30,  1693;  secondly,  by  the  Inventory  of  John  Kirby 's  estate,  dated 
April  2j,  1677,  which  m.entions  "  Hannah  Kirby,  wife  of  Thomas 
.Anrlrcws  "  ;  thirdly,  by  tlie  "\Iiddletov.-n  Land  Records,  Vol.  H., 
page  91 :  "  April  6,  1688,  I  Elisabeth  Randolph,  wife  to  Abraham 
Randall  of  Winzor  do  give  unto  my  dafter  Hannah  Andros  of 
Middletown,"  etc.  "  I  do  give  my  consent  to  the  above  written, 
as  witness  my  hand.  Joseph  Kirby."  (From  the  latter  record 
it  lias  been  supposed  that  the  family  name  of  Elizabeth,  wife  of 
John  Kirby  of  ^Middletown,  may  have  been  Randolph;  but  it  is 
probable  that  "  Randolph  "  is  a  clerical  error,  and  should  have 
been  "■  Randall."  John  Kirby  died  in  1677,  and  his  v.-idow  mar- 
ried (2),  Oct.  27,  1 68 1,  Abraham  Randall  of  Windsor.) 


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Children  of  Thomas  Andrews  and  Hannah  Kirby: 
i.  Thomas  Andrews. 

ii.  John  Andrews,  b.  1673;  d.  Aug-.  6,  1736,  aged  sixty-three 
years. 

iii.  Samuel  Andrews,  b. ;  d.  Dec.  14,  1758,  in  East  Had- 

dam,  Ct.;  m.,  Nov.  18,  1708,  Elinor  Lee.  The  Andrews 
Memorial  says  that  '*  Samuel  Andrews  is  supposed  to 
be  the  son  of  Thomas  of  Middletown."  And  since 
also  the  widow  of  Thomas  Andrews  of  Middletown  mar- 
ried, in  1693,  Alexander  Rollo  of  Haddam,  and  removed 
thither,  probably  taking  with  her  the  children  who  were 
not  of  age,  it  seems  reasonable  to  assume  that  the  Samuel 
Andrews  of  Haddam,  and  afterward  of  East  Haddam, 
who  m.  Elinor  Lee,  was  the  son  of  Thomas  Andrews  of 
Middletown  and  Hannah  Kirby.         Children: 

1.  Samuel,  b.  Sept.  28,  1709. 

2.  Mary,  b.  Dec.  2,  1710. 

3.  Richard,  b.  Jan.  17,  1712.  ■"'''. 

4.  Elinor,  b.  March  12,  1713. 

5.  Hannah,  b.  July  18,  1714. 

6.  Sarah,  b.  Feb.  13,  1716. 

7.  Elizabeth,  b.  April  15,  1717.  .  '    . 

8.  Ezra,  b.  Oct.  24,  1718. 

9.  Thomas,  b.  March  3,  1720. 

10.  Nehemiah,  b.  March  8,  1722. 

11.  Abigail,  b.  Aug.  5,  1723. 

12.  Mehitable,  b.  May  11,  1724. 

13.  Susanna,  b.  Oct.  11,  1726. 

.    ;•  14.  Zephaniah,  b.  May  9,  1728. 

;  ',  15.  Ebenezer,  b.  May  3,  1732. 

;  16.  Rachel,  b.  Aug-.  13,  1742,  >   ' 

iv.  Hannah  Andrews.  " 

V.  Elizabeth  Andrews. 
'     vi.  Sarah  Andrews. 

vii.  Abigail  Andrews,  b.  ;  probably  m.,  June  30,   1706, 

Joel  Parmelee  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  b.  1679,  son  of  John 
Parmelee,  Jr.  He  removed  to  Durham,  Ct.,  about  1699, 
■.:iv:i  and  died  there  July,  1748.  "  Family  Histories  and 
3,'<!.  :  Pedigrees,"  by  E.  E.  Salisbury,  says  that  the  wife  of 
n.-»'  ,  Joel  Parmelee  was  "  Abigail  Andrews,  b.  1667,  probably 
;-(..;,  ;:  dau.  of  Nathan  Andrews  of  New  Haven."  ("  Family 
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the  wife  of  Joel  Parmelee,  must  have  been  married  to  him 
when  thirty-nine  years  of  age,  and  yet  have  borne  to 
him  ten  children,  the  last  when  she  was  fifty-seven  years 
old!  His  wife  was  probably  the  youngest  daughter  of 
Thomas  Andrews  and  Hannah  Kirby.  _  For  a  third 
Abigail  Andrews  cannot  be  found,  and  it  is  known  that 
the  widow  of  Thomas  Andrews  m.  (2)  Alexander  Rollo 
in  1693.  and  removed  immediately  to  Haddam,  which 
is  the  adjoining  town  to  Durham,  Ct.         Children: 

1.  Mary  Parmelee,  b.  Nov.  11,  1707;  m.  Samuel  Peck. 

2.  John    Parm.elee,    b.    Sept.    22,    1709;    m.    Sarah 

Boardman. 

3.  Hezekiah  Parmelee,  b.  Jan.  20,  171 1;  m.  (i)  Me- 

hitable  Hall,  (2)  ^lary  Smith. 

4.  Toel  Parmelee.  b.  March  8,  1713;  m.  Rhoda  Camp. 

5.  Abigail  Parmelee,  b.  July  12,  171 5. 

6.  Hannah  Parmelee,  b.  Aug.  27,  1717;  m. Camp. 

7.  Sarah  Parmelee,  b.  Aug.  28,  1719;  m.  Ashbel  Hall. 

8.  Jerusha    Parmelee,   b.    April    10,    1721;   m.    John 

Camp,  Jr. 

9.  Aaron  Parmelee,  bapt.  Oct.  25,  1723;  d.  in  infancy. 
10.  Phineas    Parmelee,    bapt.    Sept.    20,    1724;    d.    m 

infancy. 


5.  Esther^  Kirby  (John^),  born  1652,  in  Middletown,  Ct.  She 
married,  about  1673,  Benajah  Stone  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  born  1647, 
son  of  William  and  Hannah  Stone.  Benajah  Stone  died  Nov., 
1714.  in  Guilford,  Ct.,  aged  sixty-eight  years.  The  date  of  her 
death  is  unknown. 

[William  Stone,  b.  160S,  in  Hereford,  England;  d.  1683;  son 
of  the  Rev.  Samuel  Stone  of  Hereford  on  the  Wye.  sailed  with 
wife  Hannah  from  England  May  20,  1639,  in  the  Rev.  Henry 
Whitfield's  first  Guilford  company;  was  one  of  the  signers  of  the 
Covenant,  June  i,  16^9.  He  m.  (2),  in  1657,  Mary,  widow  of 
Richard  Hughes  of  Guilford,  Ct.  Children:  i.  William,  b. 
1642;  d.  Sept.  28,  1730;  m.,  Feb.  20,  1674,  Hannah  Wolfe.  2. 
Hannah,  b.  1644;  m.,  1664,  John  Norton,  b.  in  England;  d.  March 
5.  1704,  son  of  Thomas  of  Guilford.  3.  Benajah,  who  m.  Esther 
Kirby.    4.  Sarah,  who  d.  1675.] 

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The  children  of  Benajah  Stone  and  Esther  Kirby  were: 
i.  Benajah  Stone,  b.  in  Guih'ord,  Ct. ;  m.,  Aug.  15,  1702,  Han- 
nali  De  Wolfe.     lie  died  July  3,  1738.         Children: 

1.  Patience  Stone,  b.  Xov.  12,  1703;  d.  Nov.  6,  17'' 

m.,  Nov.  14,  1726,  Joseph  Chittenden  of  Guiiforu, 
Ct.,  who  d.  April  7,  1794,  son  of  Joseph  Chittenden 
(b.  Nov.  26,  1672,  son  of  John  and  Hannah 
(Fletcher)  Chittenden)  and  ]Mary  Kimberly. 

2.  Abraham  Stone,  b.  Feb.  24,  1706;  d.  June  21,  17S7; 

m.  Martha  Hubbard,  b.  1710,  dau.  of  Daniel  Hub- 
bard of  Haddam,  Ct,  and  Susanna  Bailey.  The 
Hubbard  Genealogy-,  p.  284,  by  printer's  error,  has 
Stowe  for  Stone. 

3.  Benajah  Stone,  b.  Sept.  25,  1708;  removed  to  Wood- 

bury, Ct. 

4.  Elisha  Stone,  b.  Oct.  14,  1709;  removed  to  Wood- 

bury, Ct. 

5.  Hester  Stone,  b.  171 1;  m.  Isaac  Hill,  son  of  Isaac 

Hill  and  Ann  Parmelee,  both  of  Guilford,  Ct. 
ii.  Hester  Stone,  b.  Nov.  13,  1676;  d.  :May  25,  171  i;m.  Bezaleel 

Bristow,  b.  168 1 ;  d.  April  26,  1764,  son  of  Daniel, 
iii.  Mary  Stone,  b.  Oct.  9,  168 1 ;  not  m. 
iv.  Abraham  Stone,  b. ;  d.  Jan.  27,  1703. 


6.  Sarah^  Kirby  (John^),  born  Jan.  16,  1654,  in  Middletown, 
Ct;  married,  Aug-.  9,  1673,  Sariuel  Hubbard  of  Middletown,  Ct., 
bom  May,  1648,  in  Hartford,  Ct.,  son  of  George  Hubbard  of  Mid- 
dletown, Ct.,  born  1601,  died  1685,  and  Elizabeth  Watts,  daughter 
of  Richard  and  Elizabeth  Watts  of  Hartford,  Ct.  Samuel  Hub- 
bard was  brought  up  and  educated  by  his  uncle.  Captain  Thomas 
Watts  of  Hartford,  Ct.,  v/ho  was  childless.  Captain  Watts  died 
in  1683,  leaving  a  large  estate.  His  house  lot  in  Hartford  and 
considerable  real  and  personal  property  were  left  to  Samuel  Flub- 
bard,  who,  after  the  death  of  his  uncle,  removed  to  Hartford, 
where  he  died  Nov.  4,  1732.  The  date  of  the  death  of  Sarah 
Kirby  Hubbard  is  unknown.  Children: 
i.  Sarah  Hubbard,  b.  April  7,  1674. 
ii.  Esther  Hubbard,  b.  Dec.  4,  1675. 

iii.  Samuel  Hubbard,  b.  Tvlarch  27,  1678;  m.  Martha  Peck. 

iv.  Thomas  Hubbard,  b.  Feb.  8,  1679. 
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vi.  Elizabeth  Hubbard,  b.  Sept.  7,  1683.  ~>      '      .      '  :■ 

vii.  Watts  Hubbard,  b.  March  i,  16S6;  d.  June  10,  17 10. 
13.     viii.  Mary  Hubbard,  b.  Feb.,  16S9;  m.  Dr.  Isaac  Lee.  ,^ 

ix.  John  Hubbard,  b.  Aug.,  1691;  d.  in  Bloomfield,  Ct., 
Feb.  14,  1775;  m.,  Oct.,  1717,  Agties  (Spencer) 
Humphries,  b.  1688,  dau.  of  Samuel  Spencer. 

X.  Sarah  Hubbard,  b.  Nov.  10,  1696;  m.,  Oct.  2,  1728, 
John  Gumey. 

12.  George^  Hubbard  (Sarah  Kirby^,  John^)  of  Berlin,  Ct., 
Ixirn  Dec.  29,  1680,  in  Zsliddletown,  Ct.;  died  Sept.  19,  1751,  in 
Berlin,  Ct.;  married  :Mercy  Seymour,  b.  Jan.  14,  16S3;  died  Feb. 
8,  1 73 1,  daughter  of  Captain  Richard  Seymour  of  Farmington, 

Ct.    He  married  (2)  Eunice ,  born  1714;  died  Dec,  1752. 

Children: 
i.  Richard  Hubbard,  b.  Sept.  5,  1713;  d.  May  3.  1795;  m.  (i), 
Jan.  2,  1736,  Elizabeth  Lee,  b.  1716;  d.  April  2y,  i/47'> 
m.  (2)  Sarah  Beckley. 
ii.  Mercy  Hubbard,  b.  June  25,  1715. 
iii.  George  Hubbard,  b.  July  12,  1717;  d.  in  Farmington  (now 

Berlin,  Ct.)  Xov.  26,  1775;  m.  Lydia . 

iv.  Gideon  Hubbard,  b.  July  12,  1717,  twin  with  preceding; 

d.  July  28,  1717. 
V.  Thankful  Hubbard,  b.  July  23,  1719;  d.  Sept.  2,  1766;  m., 
March  2,   1737,  Joseph  Smith,  Jr.,  of  Kensington,  Ct., 
b.  July  13,  1710;  d.  Maich  25,  1792,  in  New  Britain,  Ct. 
Children: 

1.  Elnathan  Smith,  b.  Nov.  27,,  1738;  d.  March  6,  1826, 

in  New  Britain,  Ct.;  m.,  July  9,  1767,  his  cousin 
Chloe  Lee,  b.  Jan.  15,  1746,  only  dau.  of  Col. 
Isaac  Lee  of  Kensington.  Their  second  son.  Col. 
Joseph  Lee  Smith,  b.  May  28,  1779,  m.  Frances 
Kirby,  dau.  of  Judge  Ephraim  Kirby  of  Litchfteld, 
Ct.,  and  was  the  father  of  Gen.  E.  Kirby  Smith  of 
the  Confederate  Army.  (See  "  Descendants  of 
Joseph  Kirby.") 

2.  Gideon  Smith,  b.  Dec.  i,  1740. 

3.  Joseph  Smith,  b.  Oct.  11,  1744. 

4.  Thankful  Smith,  b.  Nov.  17,  1746. 

5.  Gurdon  Smith,  b.  Aug.  12,  1749. 

6.  Abigail  Smith,  b.  April  15,  1752. 

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7.  Rhoda  Smith,  b.  Sept.  15.  1753. 

8.  Dolly  Smith,  b.  1762. 


13.  Mary'  Hubbard  (Sarah  Kirby^,  John^),  born  Feb.,  16S9; 
married,  Dec.  8,  1713,  Dr.  Isaac  Lee,  a  physician  of  Kensin^on, 
born  Sept.  5,  1691;  died  Aug.  6,  1780,  son  of  Stephen  Lee  of 
Farmington  and  Elizabeth  Royce. 

[Stephen  Lee  of  Farmington,  Ct.,  b.  April  2,  1667,  was  the  son 
of  John  Lee  of  Farmington,  and  ;Mary  Hart,  dau.  of  Dea, 
Stephen  Hart  of  Farmington.  He  m.,  Oct.  9,  1690,  Elizabeth 
Royce,  dau.  of  Isaac  Royce  of  New  London  and  Wallingford.  and 
Elizabeth  Lothrop  (m.  Dec.  15,  1669),  dau.  of  Samuel  Lothrop 
(son  of  Rev.  John  Lothrop  of  Barnstable,  ]Mass.)  and  Elizabeth 
Scudder,  sister  of  John  Scudder  of  Barnstable.] 

Children  of  Dr.  Isaac  Lee  and  3>Iary  Hubbard: 
i.  Isaac  Lee,  b.  Jan.  7,  1717  (or  June  17,  1716);  d.  Dec.  13, 
1802;  m.,  July  10,  1740,  in  Kensington,  Ct.,  Tabitha  Nor- 
ton, b.  Dec.  20,  1718;  d.  Nov.  2,  1770;  dau.  of  Lieut. 
Isaac  Norton  (b.  1678;  d.  Jan.  10,  1763,  aged  eighty-four 
years)  and  Elizabeth  Galpin  of  Stratford  (m.  May  6,  1707). 
Col.  Isaac  Lee  was  a  member  of  the  Connecticut  Colonial 
Assembly,  1761-75.  In  1775  he  was  appointed  Colonel 
of  the  Sixth  Regiment  Colonial  Militia  of  Connecticut. 
He  also  represented  the  town  of  Kensington  in  the  Con- 
necticut State  Assembly  from  1776  to  1791,  except  in 
1777  and  1782.         Children: 

1.  Theodore  Lee,  b.  ^lay  21,  1741;  d.  March  5,  1742. 

2.  Theodore  Lee,  b.  Sept.  26,  1743;  m.  Olive  Boardman. 

3.  Chloc  Lee,  b.  Jan.  15,  1746;  m.,  July  9,   1767,  her 

cousin  Elnathan  Smith  of  Kensington  and   New 
Britain. 

4.  Isaac  Lee,  b.  Jan.  11,  1749;  d.  }vlarch  16.  1749. 

5.  Isaac  Lee,  b.  March  29,   1752;  m.,  May  12,   iJ/T,, 

Abigail  Goodrich. 

6.  Ashbel  Lee,  b.  Feb.  22,  1759;  d.,  1776,  while  in  the 

Army  of  the  Revolution.    He  married  Sarah  Hun. 
ii.  Mary  Lee. 
iii,  Stephen  Lee,  b.  March  16.  1723;  d.  Sept.  14,  1783;  m.,  Feb. 

6,  1746,  Katharine  Furbs. 
iv.  Jerusha  Lee,  b.  1726;  m.,  Nov.  9,  1749,  Elisha  Burnham. 
V.  Thankful  Lee. 

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7.  Joseph  Kirby.     See  page  33. 

8.  Bethiah^  Kirby  (John^),  born  Feb.  14,  1658,  in  Middletown, 
Ct.;  married,  before  Oct.  25,  1680,  John  Andrews  of  Fairfield, 
Ct.,  baptized  Sept.  ij,  1646,  at  Hartford,  Ct.,  son  of  Francis 
Andrews  of  Hartford  and  Fairfield,  Ct.,  died  1663,  and  Anne 
Smith,  daughter  of  Giles  Smith  of  Hartford,  New  London,  and 
Fairfield,  who  died  1669.  The  History  of  Fairfield,  Ct.,  says  that 
John  Andrews,  born  Sept.  ly,  1646,  son  of  Frances,  married 
Sarah,  daughter  of  Simon  Couch,  and  had  John,  born  Oct.  24, 
1679;  Sarah,  born  Jan.  12,  1681;  died  1683;  and  four  other  chil- 
dren. This  is  erroneous.  He  married  Bethiah  Kirby,  as  the 
"Land  Records  of  Aliddletown  "  fully  show  (see  Vol.  L,  p.  26; 
Vol.  H.,  p.  66,  and  Vol.  IV.,  p.  26),  and  had  only  two  children. 
It  was  a  grandson  of  John  and  Bethiah  (Kirby)  Andrews  who 
married  Sarah  Couch  and  had  several  children.  John  Andrews 
died  in  1683.  Bethiah,  his  wife,  is  believed  to  have  outlived  her 
husband.     She  probably  died  before  Nov.  21,  1700. 

Children  of  John  Andrews  and  Bethiah  Kirby: 
i.  John  Andrews,  b.  in  Fairfield,  Ct.,  now  Greens  Farms,  Oct. 
24,  1679;  d.  Nov.  4,  1728;  m.  (Abigail?)  Couch,  and  had: 

1.  John  Andrews,  b.  Aug.,  1707;  m.,  Oct.  28,  1730,  Sarah 

Couch,  dau.  of  Simon  Couch.  Their  eldest  child, 
Sarah,  b.  Aug.,  1731,  m.  Lieut.  Nathan  Godfrey  of 
Greens  Farms,  Ct.,  and  was  the  great  grandmother 
of  Mrs.  E.  H.  Schenck,  the  historian  of  Fairfield,  Ct. 

2.  Abigail  Andrews,  b.  June  17,  1709. 

3.  Eleanor  Andrews,  b.  Oct.  9,  171 1. 

4.  Daniel  Andrews,  b.  Feb.  20,  1714;  d.  1728. 

5.  Abraham  Andrews,  b.  July  21,  17 17. 

6.  Eben  Andrews,  b.  May  12,  1720. 

ii.  Sarah  Andrews,  b.  Jan.  12,  1681;  m.,  before  Nov.  21,  1700, 
Richard  Osborne  of  East  Chester,  N.  Y.,  b.  1676,  only  son 
of  David,  and  grandson  of  Richard  Osborn  of  Hingham, 
Mass.,  and  Fairfield,  Ct.  They  had  eight  children.  Sarah 
(Andrews)  Osborne  died  in  Ridgefield,  Ct.,  soon  after  the 
birth  of  her  youngest  child,  Daniel,  who  was  born  Oct.  29, 
1719.  Her  gravestone  is  the  oldest  now  standing  in  the 
ancient  cemetery.  Richard  C)sborne  removed  to  Ridge- 
field, Ct.,  about  1713,  and  died  there  in  1779,  aged  103 
years!  v      . 

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9.  Susanna^  Kirby  (John^),  born  May  3,  1664,  in  Middletown, 
Ct.;  married,  May  6,  16S6,  Abraham  Cruttenden  of  Guilford,  Ct., 
born  March  6,  1662,  the  eldest  son  of  Abraham  Cruttenden,  Jr., 
and  Susanna  Greg-son.    She  died  Oct.,  1729,  in  Guilford,  Ct. 

[Abraham  Cruttenden,  Jr.,  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  b.  in  England;  d. 
Sept.  25,  1694,  was  the  son  of  Abraham  Cruttenden,  by  wife  ^^lary, 
a  member  of  the  Rev.  Henry  Whitfield's  Company,  and  one  of  the 
original  settlers  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  who  died  Jan.,  1683.    He  married, 

^lay  13,  1661,  Susanna  Gregson,  b. ;  d.  Sept.  8,  1712,  dau.  of 

Thomas  Gregson  of  New  Haven,  who  came  with  Gov.  Eaton 
and  the  Rev.  John  Davenport,  and  was  one  of  the  most  important 
men  of  the  New  Haven  Colony,  being  its  first  Treasurer,  and  first 
Commissioner  for  the  Union  with  the  other  New  England  Col- 
onies, and  also  a  magistrate.  (Thomas  Gregson  sailed  in  Jan., 
1646,  for  London  in  a  ship  of  eighty  tons  burden,  together  with 
George  Lamberton,  the  wife  of  Deputy  Governor  Goodyear,  and 
"  divers  other  Godly  persons,"  of  whom  nothing  was  ever  heard, 
the  little  vessel  having  no  doubt,  foundered.  His  widow,  Jane, 
survived  him  fifty-six  years,  dying  June  4,  1702.)  Children: 
Abraham,  Sarah,  Thomas,  John,  Joseph,  b.  April  9,  1674;  m. 
jNIercy  Hoyt,  dau.  of  Jonathan.] 

Children  of  Abraham  Cruttenden  and  Susanna  Kirby: 
i.  Abraham  Cruttenden,  b.  April  i   (or  8),  1688;  m.  Sarah 
^- Lutlief  of  Durham,  Ct.         Children: 

1.  Abraham  Cruttenden,  b.  Aug".  3,  1714;  m.,  Jan.  28, 

1741,  Sarah .     He  lived  in  Farmington,  Ct. 

2.  Sarah  Cruttenden,  b.  May  10,  1715;  d.  young. 

3.  Sarah   Cruttenden,  b.   Sept.    12,    1718;  m.   Abner 

Tibbals. 

4.  Susanna  Cruttenden,  b.  Sept.  5,  1720. 

5.  Mary  Cruttenden,  b.  Sept.  27,  1722, 

6.  Esther  Cruttenden,  b.  about  1724. 

.  .  7.  Anna  Cruttenden,  b.  Dec.  25,  1726. 

8.  Nathaniel  Cruttenden,  b.  April  5,  1730;  d.  young. 

9.  Nathaniel  Cruttenden,  b.  July  21,  1731. 
10.  Samuel  Cruttenden,  b.  Sept.  9,  1734. 

ii.  Mary  Cruttenden,  b.  Dec.  15,  1690;  m..  May  16,  1716, 
Thomas  Gould,  b.  1689,  son  of  Benjamin  Gould  of  Guil- 
ford, Ct,  and  Elizabeth  Robinson,  dau.  of  Thomas  and 
T^Iary  Robinson  of  Guilford.  Thomas  Gould  died  June 
17,  1746,  in  Guilford,  Ct.  Mary,  his  widow,  died  there 
May  9,  1776.  Children: 
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DESCENDANTS       OF     JOHN      KIRBY 

1.  Marj-  Gould, 

2.  Anna  Gould,  b.  June  2,  1718. 

3.  Rachel  Gould,  b.  Sept.  18,  1720. 

4.  Huldah  Gould,  b.  Nov.  29,  1724. 

5.  Amy  Gould,  b.  Sept.  3,  1728.  • 

6.  Eunice  Gould,  b.  April  18,  1731. 

7.  Elizabeth  Gould,  b.  Oct.  12,  1733. 

iii.  Thomas  Cruttenden,  b.  ;  perhaps  twin  with  Marv. 

iv.  John  Cruttenden,  b.  Dec.   15,  1693;  d.  Dec.  9,  1760;  he 

lived  in  Durham,  Ct. 
V.  Dr.  Daniel  Cruttenden, b.  May  27,  1696;  d.  1751 ;  m.  Patience 

,  b.  1688.    He  resided  in  Durham,  Ct.         Children: 

1.  Hopestill  Cruttenden,  b. ;  m.  Marv  Bacon. 

2.  Ichabod  Cruttenden,  b.  April  11,   1721;  m.  Sarah 

Sumner. 

3.  Rhoda  Cruttenden,  b.  April  30,  1724;  m.  Jonathan 

Allen,  Jr. 

4.  Chloe  Cruttenden,  b.  Aug.   18,   1728;  m.  Samuel 

Starr,  Jr. 

5.  Ebenezer  Cruttenden. 

6.  John  Cruttenden. 

7.  Daniel  Cruttenden. 

8.  Daniel  Cruttenden. 

vi.  Hannah  Cruttenden,  b.  May  10,  1701;  d.  Xov.  30,  1789; 
m.,  July  24,  1718,  Ebenezer  Parmelee  of  Guilford,  Ct., 
b.  Nov.  28,  1690;  d.  Sept.  27,  1777;  son  of  Isaac  (son  of 
Jonathan,  Jr.)  Parmiclee  and  Elizabeth  Hilliard.  Chil- 
dren: 

1.  Ebenezer  Parmelee,  b.  Feb.  2;^,  1719;  d.  young. 

2.  Anna  Parmelee,  b.  March  27,  1720;  m.  Jonathan 

Ranney. 

3.  Samuel  Parmelee,  b.  April  2,  1723;  d.  April  4,  1723. 

4.  Samuel  Parmelee,  b.  1724. 

5.  Reuben  Parmelee,  b.  Jan.  i,  1726. 

6.  Ruth  Parmelee,  b.  ^^larch  30,  1727. 

7.  Phineas  Parmelee,  b.  Sept.  28,  1733. 

8.  Ebenezer  Parmelee,  b.  July  11,  1738;  m.  Rebecca 

Shipman. 

9.  Nathaniel  Parmelee,  b.  Dec.  15,  1741. 

vii.  Ebenezer  Cruttenden,  b.  Sept.  i,  1705;  d.  March  8,  1778, 
in  Guilford,  Ct.;  m.,  March  10,  1741,  Abigail  Benton,  b. 
Dec.  29,  1702;  d.  April  29,  1785,  dau.  of  Ebenezer  and 
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Abigail  (Graves)  Benton  of  Guilford,  Ct.     They  had  one 

child: 

I.  Abigail  Cruttenden,  b.  May  14,  1742;  d.  Jan.  12, 
1819;  ni.  Abraham  Stone,  b.  Jan.  15.  1735,  son  of 
Abraham  and  Martha  (Hubbard)  Stone,  who  was 
grandson  of  Benajah  Stone  and  Esther  Kirby. 

10.  Abigail-  Kirby  (John^),  born  ^^.larch  6,  1666,  in  ^Middle- 
town,  Ct. ;  married,  about  1689,  David  Robinson  of  Guilford,  Ct., 
born  1660,  son  of  Thomas  and  Mary  Robinson.  [Thomas  Rob- 
inson was  of  Hartford,  Ct.,  1640,  and  Guilford,  1664.  He  died 
in  Guilford  1689;  his  wife  died  1683.]  Abigail  Kirby  Robinson 
died  1694,  and  he  married  (2)  ]Mary  (Atwater)  Stow,  born  March 
31,  1662,  widow  of  Ichabod  Stow  and  daughter  of  David  Atwater 
of  New  Haven.  He  was  one  of  the  Proprietors  and  Patentees  of 
Durham,  Ct.,  where  he  died  Jan.  i,  1748,  aged  eighty-seven  years. 
The  children  of  David  Robinson  and  Abigail  Kirby  were: 

14.  i.  Abigail  Robinson,  b.  April  3,  1690;  m.  Joseph  Coe. 
ii.  Ann  Robinson,  b.  June  3,  1692. 

15.  iii.  David  Robinson,  b.  1694;  m.  Rebecca  Miller, 

14.     AbigaiP  Robinson  (Abigail  Kirby-,  John^),  born  April  3, 

1690,  in  Guilford,  Ct. ;  married  Captain  Joseph  Coe  of  Durham, 

Ct.,  b.  Feb.  3,  1686,  in  Stratford,  Ct.,  son  of  Captain  John  Coe 

and  Mary  Hawley.     Captain  Joseph  Coe  settled  in  Durham,  Ct. 

He  was  deputy  to  the  General  Court  of  Connecticut,  1728;  was 

commissioned  Captain,  1729,  and  died  July  15,  1754,  in  Durham, 

Ct.     Abigail,  his  widow,  died  July,  1775,  aged  eighty-five  years. 

Children: 

i.  Joseph  Coe,  b.  Sept.  5,  1713,  in  Durham,  Ct. ;  d.  June  10, 

1784;  m.  (1),  Dec.  23,  1736,  Hannah  Parmelee,  who,  with 

her  oidy  child  Phineas,  died  in  1737.    He  m.  (2),  in  1739, 

Abigail  Curtis.         Children  by  his  second  wife: 

1.  James  Coe,  b.  Nov.  19,  1740;  m.  Rachel  Benton. 

2.  Hannah  Coe,  b.  May  9,  1743;  m.  Isaac  Miller. 

3.  Abigail  Coe,  b.  Jan.  9,  1745;  d.  young. 

•     '  4.  Anna  Coe,  b.  Jan.,  1747;  m.  Rev.  Stephen  Parsons, 

5,  Rev.    Curtis    Coe,    b.    July    21,    1750;    m.    Anna 

Thompson. 

6,  Joseph  Coe,  b.  May  31,  1753;  m.  Elizabeth  Corn  well. 

7,  Ebenezer    Coe,    b.    July    19,    1755;    m.    Cleopatra 

Conklin. 

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8.  Joel  Coe,  b.  :May  17,  1758;  m.  (i)  Huldah  Horton; 

(2)  Hepzibah  Swift. 

9.  Abigail  Coe,  b.  May  7,  1761;  m.  Chandler  Otis. 
10.  Elisha  Coe,  b.  Dec.  16,  1763;  m.  Elizabeth  Miller. 

ii.  Capt.  David  Coe,  b.  17 17  in  Durham,  Ct. ;  m.  Hannah  Can^p, 
dau.  of  Nathan  and  Rhoda  Camp.  [Nathan  Camp  was 
the  son  of  Samuel  Camp  of  Milford,  Ct.,  and  Bertha  Pet- 
tit,  and  grandson  of  Edward  and  Mary  Camp  of  New 
Haven,  Ct.]  Capt.  David  Coe  died  Jan.  14,  1807. 
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1.  Nathan  Coe,  b.  May  19^  1742. 

2.  Jesse  Coe,  b.  Nov.  14,  1743;  m.  Abigail  Miller. 

3.  Mary  Coe,  b.  Oct.  7,  1745;  m.  Daniel  Hudson. 

4.  David  Coe,  b.  July  21,  1747;  m.  Jerusha  ]\Iiller. 

5.  Ezra  Coe,  b.  jNIarch  4,  1750. 

6.  Hannah  Coe,  b.  Dec.  21,  1751. 

7.  Adah  Coe,  b.  July,  1753;  m.  David  Brainerd  ]\Iiller. 

8.  Seth  Coe,  b.  Feb.  20,  1756;  m.  Mary  2^Iiller. 

9.  Eli  Coe,  b.  April  11,  1758;  m.  Rachel  [Miller. 

10.  Ruth  Coe,  b.  Oct.  4,  1760;  m.  Joshua  Stow. 

11.  Grace  Coe,  b.  Oct.  5,  1763;  m.  Luke  Camp. 
iii.  Abigail  Coe. 

iv.  Abel  Coe.  '  , 

V.  Josiah  Coe.  .j  ^  ;     . 

[Coe  Lineage: 

L  Robert  Coe,  born  1596  in  Co.  Suffolk,  England,  came 
to  New  England  in  1634  with  wife  Anna,  born  1591,  and  three 
sons.  He  was  at  Watertown,  jSIass.,  1634,  and  Wethersfield, 
Ct.,  1636.  He  purchased  of  the  Indians,  Oct.  30,  1640,  the  present 
town  of  Stamford,  Ct.,  where,  in  1643,  he  was  a  judge.  In  1664, 
together  with  the  Rev.  Robert  Denton  and  others,  he  made  the 
first  English  settlement  on  Long  Island  at  Hempstead,  and  was 
magistrate  during  his  residence  there.  He  was  one  of  the  first 
settlers  of  Newtown,  L.  I.,  1652,  and  of  Jamaica,  L.  I.,  1656, 
where  he  was  a  magistrate  and  was  prominent  in  public  affairs 
until  1672.  The  date  of  his  death  is  unknown.  Children:  John, 
b.  1626;  Robert,  b.  1627;  Benjamin,  b.  1629. 

II.  Robert  Coe,  born,  1627,  in  England,  accompanied  his 
father  to  Watertown,  Wethersfield,  and  Stamford;  removed  to 
Stratford,  Ct.,  and  died  there  in  1659.  His  wife's  name  was 
Hannah.         Children:  Hannah,  b.  165 1;  m.  John  Ailing,  Jr.,  of 


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DESCENDANTS      OF      JOHN      KIRBY 

New  Haven,  Ct.;  Susanna,  b.  1653;  Sarah,  b.  1656;  John,  b.  !vlay 
10,  1658. 

III,  Captain  John  Coe,  born  IMay  10,  165S;  married,  Dec.  25, 
1682,  Mary  Hawley,  b.  July  16,  1662,  youngest  daughter  of  Cap- 
tain Joseph  Hawley  of  Stratford,  Ct.,  and  Catherine  Birdseye. 
He  was  commissioned  Captain  1709;  was  deputy  to  General  Court 
of  Connecticut  from  Stratford,  1701-15.     He  died  April  19,  1741. 

IV.  Captain  Joseph  Coe,  born  Feb.  2,  1686.  second  son  of  the 
preceding;  m.  Abigail  Robinson,  daughter  of  David  Robinson 
and  Abigail  Kirby.  Among  the  descendants  of  Captain  Joseph 
and  Abigail  (Robinson)  Coe  is  ^Ir.  Levi  E.  Coe  of  Meriden.  Ct., 
the  founder  of  the  Free  Library  of  ]\Iiddlefield,  Ct.,  to  whom  we 
are  indebted  for  the  foregoing  account  of  the  descendants  of  Abi- 
gail Kirby.] 


15.  David^  Robinson  (Abigail  Kirby-,  John^),  born,  1694,  in 
Guilford,  Ct.  He  removed  with  his  father  to  Durham,  Ct.,  where 
he  married,  Jan.  26,  1720,  Rebecca  Miller,  bom  1699,  daughter 
of  Benjamin  Miller  and  Alary  Johnson.  He  died,  Feb.  9,  17S0, 
in  Durham,  Ct. 

[Benjamin  ]Miller,  b.  July  10,  1672,  was  the  son  of  Thomas 
Miller  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  by  his  second  wife,  Sarah,  dau.  of 
Samuel  Nettleton  of  Milford,  Ct.  He  married  Alary  Johnson, 
b.  Feb.  14,  1674,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  Johnson  and  Mary  Smith, 
and  granddaughter  of  Captain  Isaac  Johnson  of  Roxbury,  Mass., 
who  was  killed  at  the  head  o^  his  company  in  the  Narragansett 
Swamp  fight,  Dec.  19,  1675.] 

Children  of  David  Robinson  and  Rebecca  Miller: 
i.  Anna  Robinson,  b.  Dec.  5,  1720. 
ii.  David  Robinson,  b.  jMarch  4,  1722. 
iii.  John  Robinson,  b.  Alarch  25,  1723,  ' 

iv.  Dan  Robinson,  b.  May  2,  1725. 
V,  Rebecca  Robinson,  b.  Dec.  5,  1726. 
vi.  Timothy  Robinson,  b.  April  29,  1728. 
vii.  Phineas  Robinson,  b.  July  24,  1729. 
viii.  James  Robinson,  b.  June  10,  173 1. 
ix.  Joel  Robinson,  b.  March  31,  1733. 
X.  Mary  Robinson,  b.  Dec.  7,  1734- 
xi.  Noah  Robinson,  b.  May  19,  1736. 
xii.  Abigail  Robinson,  b.  March  9,  1738. 
xiii.  Asher  Robinson,  b.  May  4,  1740. 


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DE.SCENDANTS      OF      JOHN      KIRBY 

7.  Joseph-  Kirby  (John^),  the  only  surviving  son  of  John  an  1 
EHzabeth  Kirby,  was  born  July  17,  1656,  in  IMiddletown,  Ct.  I: 
is  the  family  tradition  that  he  was  a  wheelwright  bv  trade,  and 
this  may  account  for  his  frequent  change  of  residence.  He  re- 
sided in  iNIiddletown  until  after  ]\Iay,  1684.  The  following  Janu- 
ary he  had  become  a  resident  of  Southampton,  L.  I.  In  Town 
Records  of  Southampton,  L.  I.,  page  113,  is  an  Abstract  of  Deed 
from  "  Joseph  Kirby  of  Middletown  to  Maj.  John  Howell  of 
Southampton  of  350  acres  of  land  in  Middletown,  Ct.,  bounded 
North  by  Sergt.  John  Warner,  South  by  Samuel  Huberd,  West 
by  Elizabeth  Randal,  East  by  undivided  land,  which  was  bought 
of  Elizabeth  Randal,  May  13,  1685."  By  Nov.,  16S7,  he  had 
returned  to  ?\Iiddletown.  Savage  says,  though  we  know  not  on 
what  authority,  that  "  he  went  to  Carolina,  but  at  the  end  of  some 
years  came  home  poor  and  had  a  law  suit  with  the  other  heirs 
about  the  estate  of  his  father."  It  is  certain  that  he  v.-as  a  resident 
of  Milford,  Ct.,  from  July,  1706,  until  after  June,  1708,  and  that 
in  1706  and  1707  he  had  a  law-suit  with  his  brothers-in-law  Alex- 
ander RoUo  and  David  Robinson  over  the  distribution  of  his 
father's  estate.  The  records  of  the  Court  of  Assistants,  Book  II., 
pages  72-75,  state  that  "  i\Iay  i,  1707,  Joseph  Kirby  appeared  to 
prosecute  his  appeal."  This  appeal  was  taken  by  him  from  the 
distribution  of  his  father's  estate  by  the  Probate  Court  to  the 
Court  of  Assistants.  In  this  suit  Joseph  Kirby  appeared  as  his 
own  attorney  and  conducted  his  case  before  the  Court.  His  ap- 
peal was  practically  sustained,  the  original  distribution  made  by 
the  Probate  Court  being  somewhat  changed.  An  interesting  fact 
connected  with  the  records  of  this  suit  is  that  he  is  twice  recorded 
therein  as  "  Joseph  Kirby,  Junior."  That  he  was  engaged  in  the 
practice  of  the  law  at  this  time  is  shown  both  by  the  circumstance 
that  he  appeared  in  the  suit  as  his  own  attorney  and  by  the  record 
of  his  adm.ission  to  the  bar  in  1709,  under  the  law  of  1708.  In  May, 
1708,  a  law  was  enacted  by  which  attorneys  must  be  formally  ad- 
mitted to  practice  in  the  courts  of  law.  The  earliest  admitted 
attorneys  of  Hartford  County  and  of  the  State  were  Richard  Ed- 
wards of  Hartford  and  Roger  Wolcott  of  Windsor.  Captain  John 
Wadsworth  and  Captain  Thomas  Wells  were  also  admitted  in  1708. 
The  following  year  five  others  were  admitted.  Among  these  was 
"  Joseph  Kirby,  Jr.  of  Middletown — the  latter  being  the  first  one 
from  his  township."  ("  Memorial  History  of  Hartford  County, 
Ct.,"  Vol.  I.,  p.  120.)  In  the  County  Court  Records  is  the  follow- 
ing: "Hartford  County  Court  held  at  Hartford  March  i,  170S-9, 

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DESCENDANTS      OF      JOHN      KIRBY 

Capt.  Joseph  Wadsworth,  Capt.  Aaron  Cook  and  Thomas  Olcott 
(son  of  Samuel  Olcott,  dec'd)  of  Hartford,  Samuel  Moore  of 
Windsor  and  Joseph  Kirby  of  Aliddletown  were  admitted  and 
approved  by  the  Court  to  be  attorneys  at  the  bar  of  this  court, 
and  each  of  them  respectively  now  took  the  attorney's  Oath  pro- 
vided by  law." 

Joseph  Kirby  married  (i),  Dec.  lO,  i6Si,  in  Wethersfield,  Ct., 
Sarah  Markham.  The  name  of  his  first  wife  is  so  given  in  the 
manuscript  copy  of  the  Kirby  genealogy  made  in  1818,  and  pub- 
lished in  1890  under  the  title  of  "  Kirby  Family."  In  the  records 
of  Wethersfield,  published  in  the  N.  E.  Gen.  Register,  Vol.  XVIIL, 
page  226,  the  name  of  his  wife  is  given  as  "  Sarah  Mackoon." 
But  in  the  original  Town  Records  the  name  is  plainly  written 
"  Markcoon,"  and  it  seems  more  probable  that  such  spelling  in- 
dicates the  family  of  2vIarkcom  (as  iSIarkham  was  then  sometimes 
written),  than  that  of  ^McCoon.  It  is  certain  that  there  were  I\Iark- 
hams  living  at  that  time  in  the  Connecticut  valley,  while  it  is  not 
known  that  there  Vv^ere  any  living  there  by  the  name  of  McCoon. 
William  iMarkham  owned  land  in  ]\Iiddletown,  which  he  deeded 
to  Robert  Warner  in  1664.  He  married  (i)  Priscilla  Graves, 
daughter  of  George  Graves  of  Hartford,  by  whom  he  had  a  daugh- 
ter Priscilla,  and  perhaps  another  daughter,  for  when  he  removed 
to  Hadley  in  1659  he  left  a  daughter  by  his  first  wife  with  her 
grandparents.  (See  Will  of  Nathaniel  Ward  of  Hadley,  Mass.) 
There  were  Graves  living  in  Wethersfield  who  were  relatives  of 
his  first  wife,  and  this  may  account  for  the  marriage  of  Sarah 
Markham  to  Joseph  Kirby  taking  place  in  Wethersfield.  Daniel 
Markham  (whose  father,  Daniel,  born  1618,  was  cousin  to  Will- 
iam) was  also  in  Middletown  about  this  tim.e.  He  was  a  deacon 
and  a  man  of  consequence;  and  a  grandson  of  Joseph  and  Sarah 
Kirby  was  named  Daniel,  perhaps  after  Deacon  Daniel  Markham.. 
Much  effort  has  been  expended  in  the  endeavor  to  obtain  sor^e 
clue  to  the  ancestry  of  the  first  wife  of  Joseph  Kirby,  but  without 
result.  The  date  of  her  birth  and  death  and  the  place  of  her  burial 
are  unknown;  and  so  her  parentage,  and  even  her  nam.e,  mu.st  be 
left  in  obscurity.  He  married  (2),  Oct.  17,  1704,  in  New  Haven, 
Ct.,  Mary  Plum,  daughter  of  John  Plum  of  Milford,  Ct.,  and  Eliza- 
beth Norton.  The  date  of  her  death  is  not  known,  but  she  out- 
lived her  husband. 

[John  Plum  of  Milford,  Ct.,  bapt.  Aug.  12,  1646;  d.  March, 
1728,  at  iMilford.  Ct.,  was  the  son  of  Robert  Plum  (b.  1618,  son 
of  John  of  Wethersfield  and  Branford),  one  of  the  original  set- 

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DESCENDANTS      OF      JOHN      KIRBY 

tiers  of  Milford,  Ct.,  who  married,  Jan.  9,  1642,  Mary,  dau. 
of  Sylvester  Baldwin,  who  died,  1638,  on  the  voyage  of  the  Mar- 
tin from  England  to  Boston.  He  married,  Nov.  24,  1668,  Eliza- 
beth Norton.] 

Joseph  Kirby  died  Dec.  2,  171 1,  in  Middletown,  Ct.,  aged 
sixty-five.  In  his  will,  dated  Nov.  28,  1711,  he  gives  to  "wife 
Mary  my  house  and  house  lot  butting  upon  Joseph  Wliitemore 
South,  highway  East  and  highway  North  and  undivided  land 
West,"  besides  other  property;  to  "  son  John  the  third  part  of  my 
undivided  land  this  side  of  the  River  "  ;  also  twelve  acres  in 
"  Pipe  Stem  Swamp  lot  butting  upon  the  river  East,  upon  the 
same  lot  West,  upon  the  highway  North  and  upon  Joseph  Butler's 
land,  which  he  bought  of  Samuel  Hall,  South  "  ;  also  three  par- 
cels of  land  described  as  joining  *'  land  which  I  sold  to  his  brother 
James  Brown  "  ;  to  "  all  my  sons  that  are  or  shall  be  born  to 
me  "  a  double  portion  to  the  rest  of  the  children  in  the  remaining 
part  of  his  estate  not  disposed  of.  His  son  John  is  made  Executor. 
Witnesses:  John  Warner,  John  Ranny,  David  Hurlbut. 
Children  by  his  first  wife: 

16.  i,  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  20,  1683;  m.  James  Brown. 

17.  ii.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  10,  1685;  m.  Samuel  Baldwin, 
iii.  Deborah  Kirby,  b.  ]\Iarch  2y,  1688. 

18.  iv.  John  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  16,  1691 ;  m.  Hannah  Stow. 

19.  V.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  June  10,  1693;  m.  Benoni  Stebbins. 
vi.  Joseph  Kirby,  bapt.  June  9,  1695;  d.  young. 

20.  vii.  Bethiah  Kirby,  b.  about  1698;  m.  Nathaniel  Sanford. 

Children  by  his  second  wife: 

viii.  Joseph  Kirby,  bapt.  July,  1706;  d.  Dec,  1725. 

21.  ix.  Susanna  K'  ^y,  bapt.  Dec,  1706;  d.  1733;  not  married. 

X.  ^Margaret  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  2,  1709;  m.  Capt.  Nathaniel 
Wooster  of  Oxford,  Ct.,  b.  1707,  son  of  Sylvester  and 
Susanna  Wooster  of  ^lilford,  Ct. 

16.  Elizabeth^  Kirby  (Joseph^,  John^),  bom  Feb.  20,  1683,  in 
I^Iiddletown,  Ct.;  married,  Oct.  31,  1704,  James  Brown  of  New 
Haven,  b.  1685.  He  was  living  in  Middletown  in  171 1,  and  re- 
moved about  1723  to  Waterbury,  Ct.,  where  the  youngest  two 
children  were  born.  He  died  in  Waterbury,  May  15,  1760,  in  his 
seventy-fifth  year.  The  date  of  the  death  of  Elizabeth  (Kirby) 
Brown  is  not  known.         Children: 

i.  Elizabeth  Brown,  b.  Nov.,  1705,  in  New  Haven,  Ct. 

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ii.  Eunice  Brown,  h.  Oct.  i,  1707. 

iii.  James  Brown,  b.  June  5,  1709;  m.,  Dec.  16,  I744>  Hannah 
Tompkins,  dau.  of  Edward  Tompkins  of  Woodbury  and 
Waterbury. 
iv.  Sarah  Brown,  b.  Nov.  9,  171 1. 
V.  Dinah  Brown,  b.  June  14,  1714. 

vi.  Joseph  Brown,  b.  Sept.  20,  1716;  m.,  Oct.  14,  1750,  Han- 
nah Johnson,  dau.  of  Timothy  Johnson  of  Derby,  Ct. 
vii.  Elam  Brown,  b.  July  28,  1719;  m.,  Dec.  27,  1753,  Naomi 

Frost,  dau.  of  Samuel  Frost, 
viii.  Asa  Brown,  b.  Sept.  17,  1721;  d.  July  14,  1733. 
ix.  Daniel  Brown,  b,  Nov.  6,  1723,  in  Waterbury,  Ct. ;  m.. 
May  20,  1750,  Sarah  Turrell,  widow  of  John  Turrell  and 
dau.  of  Nathaniel  ^lerrill. 
X.  Rebeckah  Brown,  b.  Sept.  13,  1726;  m.  J.  Warner. 


17.  Sarah^  Kirby  (Joseph-,  JohnM,  born  Aug.  10,  1^65;  mar- 
ried, April  9,  1712,  Samuel  Baldwin  of  Milford,  Ct.,  born  Dec.  25, 
1683,  son  of  David  Baldwin,  bom  1651;  died  Sept.,  1689  (son 
of  Joseph  and  Hannah  Baldwin  of  iSIilford  and  Hadley,  Mass., 
v;ho  died  Nov.  21,  1684,  in  Hadley),  and  }vlary  Stream,  born  Oct. 
12,  1653;  died  May  28,  1712  (married  Nov.  ii,  1674),  daughter 
of  John  and  Martha  Beard  Stream  of  IVIilford,  Ct.  Some  time 
after  her  marriage  he  removed  with  his  wife  and  four  sons  to 
New  Milford,  Ct.,  where  he  died  Dec.  18,  1740.  Sarah  (Kirby) 
Baldwin  died  Feb.  23,  1777.  Both  were  buried  at  New  Milford, 
Ct.  The  inscriptions  on  their  tombstones  in  the  old  cemetery 
read  as  follows:  "  Here  lies  the  body  of  Sergt.  Samuel  Baldwin. 
He  died  Dec.  18,  1740  in  the  56th  year  of  his  age."  "  In  memory 
of  Sarah  relict  of  Mr.  Samuel  Baldwin.  She  died  Feb.  23,  1777 
in  the  92nd  year  of  her  age."  In  the  Baldvv'in  Genealogy,  page 
489,  the  wife  of  Samuel  Baldwin  of  New  Milford,  Ct.,  is  er- 
roneously stated  to  be  Sarah  Crosby;  but  her  age  at  the  time  of 
death  as  shovv-n  by  the  above  inscription,  and  the  will  of  Susanna 
Kirby,  manifest  that  she  was  Sarah  Kirby,  daughter  of  Joseph 
Kirby  of  Middletown.         Children: 

i.  Samuel  Baldwin,  b.  May  10,  1713,  in  Milford,  Ct.;  m.,  Oct. 
31,  1739,  Grace  Buck,  b.  Jan.  22,  1719;  d.  Oct.  1785, 
dau.  of  Enoch  Buck  of  New  Milford,  Ct.,  and  Mary  Beebe. 
[Enoch  Buck,  b.  April  5,  1683,  was  the  son  of  Ezekiel 
Buck  (son  of  Emanuel)  and  Rachel  Andrews,  bapt.  April 

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Children: 

1.  Amos  Baldwin,  b.  Aug-.  4,  1740;  m.  Martha  Allen. 

2.  Anion  Baldwin,  b.  Aug.  5,  1741- 

3.  Sarah  Baldwin,  b.  Sept.  23,  1742. 

4.  Anna  Baldwin,  b.  Feb.  21,  1744. 

5.  Nathan  Baldwin,  b.  July  15,  1748. 

6.  Eunice  Baldwin,  b.  April  3,  1750. 

7.  Zuba  Baldwin,  b.  Dec.  26,  1753. 

8.  Abigail  Baldwin,  b.  Dec.  10,  1754. 

9.  Lois  Baldwin,  b.  Jan.  23,  1758. 
10.  Chloe  Baldwin,  b.  April  6,  1760. 

ii.  Gamaliel  Baldwin,  b.  Sept.  ii,  1716,  in  ]Milford,  Ct.;  m., 
Feb.  II,  1741-2,  in  New  Milford,  Ct.,  Rebecca  Hcrrick, 
bapt.  Feb.  14,  1726,  adopted  dau.  of  Benoni  Stebbins  of 
New  Milford,  Ct.  In  1748  he  sold  his  farm  in  New  Mil- 
ford  for  £1,500  to  Roger  Sherman,  afterward  known  as 
the  Hon.  Roger  Sherman,  signer  of  the  Declaration  of 
Independence,  and  removed  to  the  north  part  of  the  pres- 
ent town  of  Sherman,  where  he  died  in  1766.  Children : 
■  I.  Samuel  Baldwin,  b.  March  21,  1743;  d.  probably  in 
1779;  unmarried. 

2.  Mary  Baldwin,  b.  Jan.  i,  1745;  m.,  1768,  Jonathan 

Giddings  of  Sherman,  Ct. 

3.  Isaac  Baldwin,  bapt.  May  6,  1753;  m.,  1782,  Sarah, 

dau.  of  the  Rev.  Mark  Leavenworth.  He  was  a 
surgeon  in  the  War  of  the  Revolution,  and  after- 
ward settled  in  Waterbury. 

4.  Rachel   Baldwin,   b.  ;  m.,    1787,   Rev.   Medad 

Rogers  of  New  Fairfield,  Ct. 

5.  Hannah  Baldwin,  b. ;  m.  Peter  Waller. 

iii.  Israel  Baldwin,  b.  Oct.  31,  1718;  m.  Hannah  Chatterton, 
iv.  Sarah  Baldwin,  b.  July  30,  1721;  d.  Jan.  19,  1722. 
••   V,  Abiel  Baldwin,  b.  Nov.  26,  1724;  m.,  Dec.  i,  1749,  Rachel 
Buck,  dau.  of  Enoch  Buck  and  Mary  Beebe.        Children: 

1.  Joel  Baldwin,  b.  Sept.  27,  1750. 

2.  Abigail  Baldwin,  b.  Dec.  6,  1752;  d.  in  infancy. 

18.  John  Kirby.     See  page  41. 

19.  Mary^  Kirby  Qoseph^,  John^),  born  June  10,  1693;  mar- 

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ried,  Dec.  19,  1717,  at  Milford,  Ct.,  Benoni  Stebbins,  born  16S9, 
son  of  Benoni  Stebbins  of  Northampton  and  Deerfield,  Mass., 
who  was  killed  by  the  French  and  Indians  at  Deerfield,  ]\Iass., 
1704.  After  his  father's  death  he  removed  to  New  Haven,  and 
then  to  New  Milford,  Ct.,  where  he  became  an  influential  man 
and  a  large  landholder.  He  had  five  slave  children  baptized.  In 
his  will  he  gave  land  for  the  benefit  of  a  free  school  in  New  ^^lil- 
ford  village.  He  died  in  New  Milford,  Nov.  14,  1758,  in  the 
seventieth  year  of  his  age.  Mar}'  (Kirby)  Stebbins,  his  widow, 
died  "  Feb.  17,  1771  in  the  78th  year  of  her  age."  They  had  no 
children,  but  adopted  a  son  and  daughter,  the  first  being  a  nephew 
of  Mrs.  Stebbins.  The  adopted  daughter  was  Rebecca  Herrick, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Herrick,  an  Englishman  who  lost  his  wife 
on  tlie  voyage  to  America  in  1725,  leaving  two  daughters,  the 
youngest  not  a  year  old.  Mr.  Stebbins,  hearing  that  the  latter 
had  been  left  at  Stratford  to  be  adopted,  rode  down  to  that  place, 
distant  some  forty  miles,  and  brought  her  to  New  Milford,  where 
he  had  her  baptized  and  adopted  her.  These  adopted  children 
were : 

i.  Sanford  Stebbins,  b.  Nov.  27,  1733,  son  of  Nathaniel  and 
Bethia  (Kirby)  Sanford;  d.  April  i,  1757,  "beloved  of 
all  men." 
ii.  Rebecca  Herrick  Stebbins,  bapt.  Feb.  14,  1726,  dau.  of 
Thomas  Herrick;  m.,  Feb.  11,  1742,  Gamaliel  Baldwin, 
b.  Sept.  II,  17 16,  son  of  Samuel  Baldwin  and  Sarah 
Kirby.  (See  previous  page.)  The  Giddings  Genealogy 
contains  a  romantic  account  of  her  marriage,  taken  from 
the  manuscript  of  her  son-in-law  Jonathan  Giddings. 
According  to  this  account  she  was  beloved  by  her  adopted 
brother,  "  who  as  he  grew  up  with  Rebecca  became  at- 
tached to  her,  but  she  loved  him  only  as  a  brother  and 
declined  to  marry  him.  This  displeased  Mr.  Stebbins, 
and  also  the  mother  of  the  young  man,  and  report  says 
this  was  the  cause  of  his  not  leaving  her  any  of  his  prop- 
erty." Since  her  adopted  brother  was  only  eight  years 
old  at  the  time  of  her  marriage,  it  is  impossible  to  credit 
the  first  part  of  the  above  statement.  If  Rebecca  received 
no  part  of  her  adopted  father's  estate,  it  is  pleasant  to 
know,  from  the  manuscript  of  Jonathan  Giddings,  that 
she  fared  better  at  the  hands  of  her  own  father.  Thomas 
Herrick  died  about  1778,  leaving  a  handsome  property 
to  be  divided  between  her  and  her  older  sister;  and  she 

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afterward  had  a  fortune  left  her  in  England,  only  a  por- 
tion of  which,  however,  was  obtained. 


20.  Bethiah^  Kirby  (Joseph-,  John^),  born  about  169S;  mar- 
ried, 172 1,  as  second  wife,  Nathaniel  Sanford  of  Woodbury,  Ct., 
born  Oct.  10,  1682,  son  of  Ephraim  Sanford  of  Milford,  Ct.,  and 
Wary  Powell.  [Ephraim  Sanford  of  ^lilford,  Ct.,  son  of  Thomas 
and  Sarah  Sanford  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  was  born  ]\Iay  17,  1646;  died 
1692.  He  married,  Nov.  18,  1669,  Mary  Powell,  baptized  July 
20,  1645,  daughter  of  Thomas  Powell  of  New  Haven,  Ct.]  Na- 
thaniel Sanford  was  first  at  Milford,  Ct.  About  1722  he  settled 
in  Southbury,  then  a  part  of  Ancient  Woodbury,  Ct.,  where  he 
died  "  Aug.  8,  1771,  aged  89  years  "—the  date  recorded  upon  his 
tombstone  in  White  Oak  cemetery  in  Southbury,  Ct.  The  date 
of  death  of  his  wife  Bethiah  (Kirby)  Sanford  is  unknown. 

[Nathaniel  Sanford's  first  wife  was  Deborah  ,  whom  he 

married  in  1710.    She  died  in  1720.    It  is  conjectured  that  she  was 
Deborah  Kirby,  sister  of  his  second  wife,  and  so  her  children 
are  here  given:   (i)  Nathaniel;   (2)  Ebenezer;   (3)  Deborah,  wlio 
married,  June  25,  1739,  in  Southbury,  Ct.,  Ebenezer  Brownson, 
and  had  Olive,  Sarah,  Rachel,  and  Mary;    (4)  Sarah,  who  mar- 
ried, Aug.,  1739,  Caleb  Olds  of  Southbury,  Ct.,  and  had  Betty, 
who  married,  May  13,  1760,  John  Stiles;    Daniel,  and  Isaac] 
Children  of  Nathaniel  Sanford  and  Bethiah  Kirby: 
i.  Zachariah  Sanford,  b.  Dec.  8,  1722,  in  Woodbury,  Ct.;  m., 
about  1760,  Rachel  Gould.     He  removed  to  New  Mil- 
ford  in  1758,  and  became  a  rich  and  prominent  citizen  of 
that  town.    Together  with  his  aunt,  Mrs.  ^Mary  (Kirby) 
Stebbins,   he   purchased   for   £200   the   land    given  _  by 
Benoni  Stebbins  in  his  will  to  the  First  Ecclesiastical 
Society.     He  was  living  in  1797.         Children: 

1.  Benoni  Stebbins  Sanford,  b.  March  5,  1762. 

2.  Mary  Sanford,  b.  Jan.  26,  1765. 

3.  David  Sanford,  b.  March  14,  1767. 

ii.  Joseph  Sanford,  bapt.  Oct.  29,  1726;  d.  March  14,  1778; 

m.,  Dec.  29,  1756,  in  Southbury,  Ct.,  Ann  Ilickok,  b. 

March  22,  1732;  d.  Sept.  17,  1826,  aged  ninety-four  years, 

dau.  of  Stephen  and  Bethiah  Hickok. 
iii.  Mary  Sanford,  bapt.  March  9,  1729;  m.  Andrew  Coe,  Sept. 

18,  1748,  in  Southbury,  Ct. 
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June  27,   1749,  David  Hurlbut  of  Woodbury,   Ct.,  b. 
May  10,  1721,  son  of  Cornelius. 
V.  Stebbins  Sanford,  b.  Nov.  27,  1733;  d.  April  i,  1757;  adopted 

by  Benoni  and  Mary  (Kirby)  Stebbins. 
vi.  Susie  Sanford,  b.  Feb.  15,  1737. 
vii.  Mercy  Sanford,  b.  Aug.  3,  1738. 

21.  Susanna^  Kirby  (Joseph-,  John^),  baptized  Dec,  1706; 
died,  unmarried,  in  1733.  Her  will,  dated  March  27,  1733,  and 
probated  May  7th  following,  is  of  some  genealogical  importance, 
and  so  is  given  entire: 

In  the  name  of  God  Amen,  this  27th  day  of  March  Anno  Domini  1733. 

I  Susannah  Kirby  of  y«  town  of  Milford,  in  ye  County  of  New  Haven 
in  her  Majestys  Collony  of  Connecticut  in  New  England  being  sick  of 
body  but  of  sound  mind  and  memory  do  make  this  my  last  will  and  testa- 
ment as  followeth. 

First  of  all  I  desire  to  recommend  my  soul  to  y^  mercy  of  God  through 
y«  merritts  of  our  Lord  Jesus  Christ  (through  whom  by  Grace  I  hope  to 
find  mercy)  and  that  after  my  decease  my  body  shall  have  a  decent  burryall 
and  that  as  for  my  worldly  estate  wherewith  I  am  blest  I  dispose  thereof 
as  followeth. 

First  that  all  my  just  debts  which  in  right  or  conscience  I  do  or  shall 
owe  to  any  person  or  persons  with  funerall  expenses  shall  be  first  payd  by 
my  Executri.x  herein  and  hereafter  named. 

Item.  My  will  is  and  I  do  give  unto  my  beloved  friend  Daniel  Smith 
my  Bible,  my  book  Sweet  Posie  for  God's  Saints,  my  rings  and  an  undersuit 
and  scarf  for  mourning,  all  of  which  I  give  as  a  token  of  my  regard  to 
him.    my  Tankor  I  also  give  unto  s^  Smith. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  sister  Margaret  Kirby  all  my 
estate  which  I  have  either  in  revestion  or  possestion  and  right  of  Claim 
from  by  or  under  my  mother,  and  as  right  or  claim  descending  from  my 
grandfather  Mr.  John  Plum  late  of  Milford  aforesd  deceased  both  reall  and 
persynall  I  give  to  my  sd  sister  and  her  heirs  forever. 

Item.  I  give  unto  my  sister  Sarah  Baldwin  y*  wife  of  Samuell  and  unto 
Mary  Stebbins  y^  wife  of  Benoni  Stebbins  and  unto  Bethiah  Sanford  y^  wife 
of  Nathaniel  Sanford  unto  such  of  them  a  pair  of-  sheets  apiece. 

Item.  I  give  all  ye  residue  of  my  estate  unto  all  my  natural  brothers 
and  my  naturall  sisters  equally  to  be  divided  between  them  all  and  my  will 
further  is  that  my  sister  Margaret  shall  be  and  I  hereby  nominate  ordam 
constitute  and  appoint  my  sd  sister  Executrix  of  this  my  last  will  and 
testament  and  I  allow  her  a  meet  recompense  for  her  trouble  and  in  con- 
firmation hereof  I  hereunto  set  my  hand  and  seal  on  ye  day  of  ye  above  date. 

her 
Susannah  Kirby    X    (Seal) 
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declared  all  y«  above  written  as  and  for  her  last  will  and  testament  in  y« 
presence  of  y«  subscribing  witnesses  on  y^  day  of  y^  above  date. 

Ephraim  Burweil. 

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18.  John'  Kirby  (Joseph-,  John^),  only  surviving  son  of  Jo- 
seph Kirby  and  Sarah  ^Markham,  was  born  Feb.  i6,  1691,  in  Mid- 
dletown,  Ct.  He  inherited  a  third  part  of  his  father's  estate  and 
added  to  the  same,  purchasing  of  his  sisters  their  shares  in  the 
estate  of  his  father  and  lands  also  which  formerly  belonged  to  his 
grandfather,  John  Kirby.  He  resided  on  or  near  his  grandfatiicr's 
homestead  in  that  part  of  !Middletown  called  until  1S51  "  Upper 
Houses,"  and  now  the  town  of  Cromwell,  where  he  became  a  large 
landholder  and  an  influential  man.  His  name  is  found  in  the  list 
of  taxable  persons  in  the  Xorth  Society,  171 5;  and  he  was  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Second  Church,  organized  Jan.  5,  171 5.  From  the 
tenor  of  his  will  it  would  appear  that  he  was  a  careful  and  con- 
scientious man,  and  given  to  detail  and  accuracy  in  buEincss.  He 
died  in  Middletown,  Ct.,  April  25,  1760,  aged  sixty-nine.  His 
will,  dated  April  9,  1759,  is  given  below;  but,  on  account  of  its 
great  length,  the  careful  details  and  repetitions  are  omitted: 

Last  Will  and  Testament  of  John  Kirby  of  Middletown,  filed  in  the 
Hartford  Probate  Court. 

In  the  Name  of  God,  Amen,  I  John  Kirby  of  Middletown  In  the  County 
of  Hartford  and  Collony  of  Connecticut  In  New  England  being  Sensiable 
of  the  Mortality  of  My  body  and  uncertainty  of  the  time  of  my  Death, 
being  Now  well  In  health  and  of  Sound  Mind  and  Memory,  thanks  be 
Given  to  God  therefor  and  being  Desirous  to  Settle  my  Estate  wch  it  hath 
pleased  God  to  bless  rne  with  Do  make  and  ordain  this  my  Last  Will  and 
testament. 

Imps.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  Hannah  my  Dear  and  Well  beloved 
W'-'-?  t'^e  n-^e  p.r  '  I'rproven^erts  of  nno  b.ilf  of  ^fy  house  and  Barn  where 
I  now  Dwell  wch  Half  part  she  shall  choose  during  her  natural  Li.t.-,  '."d 
One  third  part  of  all  other  my  personal  Estate  after  my  Daughter  Ehza 
have  reed  of  My  personal  Estate  as  much  as  One  of  her  sisters  had  at  their 
Marriage  as  by  an  Acct  I  kept  with  Some  of  them  may  appear. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Eldest  Son  Joseph  Kirby  ail  that 
land  where  he  now  lives  including  twenty  Acres  I  have  already  given  him 
by  Deed  of  Gift,  also  ten  acres  of  land  at  the  East  part  of  my  about  forty 
acre  lot  at  the  Mountain  called  Clarks  Mountain,  also  one  equal  fourth 
part  of  a  Hundred  Acre  Lot  I  bought  of  Mr.  Danl  Stocking  at  place  cail<l 
the  Ledges. 

Item.     I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  2d  son  John  Kirby  all  that  tract 

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of  Land  where  he  Now  lives  includg  what  I  have  given  him  by  deed  of 
Gift— in  the  whole  about  two  hundred  acres  he  pay'g  to  each  of  his  sisters. 
my  daughters,  viz;  Hannah  Sage,  Sarah  the  wife  of  Saml  Savage,  Mary 
Johnson  widow,  Bethia  the  wife  of  Danl  J.  Stocking,  Susannah  the  wife 
of  Benjm  Buckley  and  Eliza  Kirby  twenty  pounds  each. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  third  son  Danl  Kirby  all  the 
remaindr  of  my  tract  of  land  at  the  Mountain  called  Clark's  Mountain, 
also  one  equal  half  part  of  ten  acres  and  a  half  of  land  I  purchased  of  "Mr. 
Joseph  Wright  and  his  wife  at  a  place  call'^  the  Stony  Swamp.  I  also  give 
to  my  sd  son  Danl  Kirby  one  fourth  part  of  that  hundred  acres  at  the  Ledges 
I  bought  of  ]Mr.  Danl  Stocking  deceased. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  son  Thos.  Kirby  fifty  acres  of  land 
with  the  appurtenances  near  where  he  lives  as  also  nineteen  acres  of  Land 
on  the  North  Side  of  the  highway  near  where  he  lives  as  also  the  fourth 
part  of  that  lot  of  one  hundred  acres  at  the  ledges,  as  also  one  half  of  sd 
ten  and  half  acres  bot  of  Mr.  Jos.  Wright  at  place  calld  Stony  Swamp. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  youngest  son  Jonathan  Kirby  these 
follows  ps  of  land,  viz:  twenty  acres,  nine  acres  thereof  being  what  I  bo^ 
wth  my  son  Danl  of  Moses  Willcox  and  eleven  acres  of  sd  twenty  I  bot 
of  Jona  Willcox.  I  also  give  my  s^  son  one  fourth  part  of  that  hundred 
acres  at  the  ledges.  I  also  give  unto  my  sd  son  my  house  and  barn  where 
I  live  saving  to  his  Mother  one  half  during  her  natural  life  with  a  convenient 
garden  plot.  I  also  give  to  him  my  homested  and  all  the  meadows  and 
upland  where  I  now  live.  In  that  lot  that  was  my  grandfather  John  Kirby 
deceased  supposed  to  be  about  twenty  five  acres  whereas  my  grandfather 
Kirby  to  whom  sd  twenty  five  acres  was  laid  in  his  last  will  and  testament 
order  that  land  should  not  be  alienated  and  disposed  of  to  no  person  but 
of  the  name  and  blood  of  the  Kirbys,  My  will  now  is  that  my  sd  son 
Jona  nor  his  heirs  shall  not  dispose  of  sd  land  but  to  the  name  of  the  Kirbys 
and  especially  to  those  of  the  nearest  of  kindred.  I  also  give  and  bequeath 
to  my  sd  son  Jonathan  two  thirds  parts  of  all  my  moveable  or  personal 
Estate  and  in  case  my  daughter  Eliza  be  a  single  woman  at  my  death  and  I 
shall  not  have  given  her  household  goods  &c  equal  to  any  one  of  my  other 
daughters,  then  my  will  is  that  he  make  up  to  her  so  much  as  to  make  her 
equal  as  aforesaid  before  the  division  is  made  between  him  and  his  mother. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  sd  daughters,  viz,  Hannah  Sage. 
Sarah  the  wife  of  Saml  Savage,  Mary  Johnson  a  widow,  Bethia  the  wite  of 
Danl  Stockin,  Sus^  the  wife  of  Benj.  Buckley  and  Eliza  Kirby  to  each  of 
them  twenty  pounds  to  be  paid  by  my  son  John  Kirby  one  half  thereof  in 
one  year  after  my  decease  and  the  other  half  in  two  years. 

And  my  will  is  that  all  other  lands  if  any  there  be  belonging  to  me  be 
equally  divided  to  and  among  all  my  sd  Sons.  And  this  I  have  accords 
to  my  best  judgment  and  with  good  advice  for  the  peace  and  wellfare  of 
my  children  disposed  of  my  Estate  to  and  among  them  for  their  comfort, 
and  I  pray  the  God  of  peace  to  bless  them  w'h  a  better  blessK  than  the 
things  of  this  world. 

And  I  do  hereby  nominate,  constitute  and  appoint  my  son  John  Kirby 
sole  Executor  of  this  my  last  will  and  testament,  hereby  ratifying  this  and 

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no  other  to  be  my  last  will  and  testam*.    In  witness  whereof  I  have  hereunto 
set  my  hand  and  seal  this  9th  day  of  April  A.D.,  1759. 

John  Kirby  (Seal) 
Signed,  sealed,  published  and  declared  by  the  said 
John  Kirby  to  be  his  Last  Will  and  Testament  in 
the  presence  of 

Jacob  Whitmore. 

John  Ellton.  .  .  '. 

Seth  Wetmore. 

John  Kirby  married,  March  3,  1718,  in  Middletown,  Ct.,  Han- 
nah Stowe,  born  Feb.  11,  1696,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Bctluah 
(Stocking)  Stow  of  Middletown,  Ct.  Hannah  (Stowe)  Kirby  died 
March  7,  1780,  aged  eighty-four  years. 

[Stow  Lineage: 

I.  John  Stow,  from  Co.  Kent,  England,  came  to  New  England. 
May,  1634,  with  wife  Elizabeth  Bigg  and  six  children.  He  settled 
at  Roxbury,  Mass.,  where  he  was  made  freeman  Sept.  3,  1634; 
was  a  member  of  the  Artillery  Company  of  Boston  1638,  and 
representative  from  Roxbury  1639.  He  died  Oct.  26,  1643,  in 
Roxbury.  Elizabeth,  his  wife,  died  1638.  Children:  Thomas; 
Elizabeth,  married  Thomas  Archer;  John;  Nathaniel;  Rev. 
Samuel;  and  Thankful,  who  married  John  Pierrepont  and  was  the 
grandmother  of  Sarah  Pierrepont,  wife  of  President  Jonathan 
Edwards. 

n.  Thomas  Stow,  born  in  England;  died  Feb.,  1684;  eldest  son 
of  the  preceding,  m.arried,  Dec.  4,  1639,  Mary  Griggs,  who  died 
Aug.  21,  16S0.  He  removed  to  Concord,  Mass.,  and  afterward 
to  Middletown,  Ct.,  about  1654."  Children:  John,  b.  Feb.  3, 
1641 ;  m.  Mary  Wetmore;  IMary,  b.  Feb.  6,  1643;  Thankful;  Eliza- 
beth, m.,  Nov.  14,  1672,  Samuel  Bidwell;  Nathaniel;  Samuel,  and 
Thomas. 

HI.  Thomas  Stow,  born  about  1653;  died  March  30.  1730, 
youngest  son  of  the  preceding,  settled  in  Middletown  "Liipcr 
Houses,"  now  Cromwell,  Ct.;  married,  Oct.  16,  1675,  in  Middle- 
town,  Bethiah  Stocking,  born  Oct.  10,  1658;  died  Nov.  6,  1732, 
daughter  of  Deacon  Samuel  Stocking  of  Middletown  (died  Dec. 
3,  1683,  son  of  George  and  Anna  Stocking  of  Hartford  and  Mid- 
dletown) and  Bethiah  Flopkins  (married  May  27,  1652),  born 
1635.  daughter  of  John  Hopkins  of  Hartford,  Ct.  Children: 
Bethiah,  b.  April  6,  1678;  d.  young;  Deacon  Samuel  Stow,  b.  Oct., 
1681;  m.,  Feb.  8,  1705,  Esther  Mould,  dau.  of  Hugh;  Bethiah,  b. 

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Feb.  22,  1685;  Mary,  b.  Aug.,  1688;  Thomas,  b.  May.  7,  1691; 
m.  Martha  White;  Hannah,  b.  Feb,  11,  1696;  m.  John  Kirby;  and 
Joseph,  b.  Aug,  3,  1703;  ni.  Sarah  Bulkely,  dan.  of  Edward. 

IV,  Hannah  Stow,  born  Feb.  11,  1696;  died  March  7,  1780; 
married,  March  3,  1718,  John  Kirby.] 

Children  of  John  Kirby  and  Hannah  Stowe: 
^  22.         i.  Joseph  Kirby,  b,  Jan,  i,  1719;  m.  Esther  Wilcox.        -^ 

23.  ii.  John  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  26,  1720;  m.  Lucia  Norton. 

24.  iii.  Hannah  Kirby,  b.  April,  1723;  m.  Solomon  Sage. 

25.  iv.  Daniel  Kirby,  b.  Oct.,  1724;  m.  Lucretia^ Porter. 
2G.  V.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  July  19,  1726;  m.  Solomon  Savage. 
2?.  vi,  Mary  Kirby,  b,  Dec,  1727;  m.  (i)  Amos  Johnson,  (2) 

William  Parmelee. 

28.  vii,  Thomas  Kirby,  b.  Dec,  1729;  m.  Lucy  Stocking. 

29.  viii.  Bethiah  Kirby,  b,  Dec,  1731;  m.  Daniel  Stocking. 

30.  ix,  Susanna  Kirby,  b,  Feb.  8,  1734;  m.  Benjamin  Bulkeley. 

31.  X.  Jonathan  Kirby,  b,  1736;  m.  Lucy  Burgis, 

xi.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  bapt.  Sept,  24,  1738;  m.,  Dec.  22,  1762, 
Joseph  Tracy  of  ^Middletown,  Ct.,  b.  April  4,  1732,. 
son  of  Joseph  Tracy  of  Middletown  and  Hannah 
White,  dau.  of  Jacob  White  of  Middle-town,  Ct. 
Children: 

1.  Eleazer  Tracy,  bapt.  Nov.  20,  1763. 

2.  John  Tracy,  bapt.  Sept.  29,  1765;  d.  young. 

3.  John  Tracy,  bapt.  Oct.  20,  1766. 

4.  Joseph  Tracy,  bapt.  Sept,  18,  1768, 

5.  Rachel  Tracy,  bapt.  Jan.  2y,  1771. 

6.  Lucy  Tracy,  bapt.  Feb.  7,  1773. 


22.     Joseph*  Kirby  (John',  Joseph-,  John^),  bom  Jan.  i,  1719, 

;r^  Ar.vi,u^fr.--n.  Cf.,  yyp.z  tbe  pMr-^f  ='~.n  of  Tolir,  p.nd  HTm-^h  C^mw^^ 
Kirby,  He  was  a  farmer  and  lived  in  that  part  of  Miaaletown 
known  as  "  Upper  Houses,"  now  Cromwell,  and  near  his  father, 
for  a  deed  of  a  house-lot  from  John  Kirby  to  his  son  Joseph  de- 
scribes the  lot  as  "  near  my  own  house."  He  was  a  man  of  prom- 
inence, as  shown  by  positions  he  filled  in  military  and  ecclesiastical 
circles.  In  May,  1754,  he  was  made  Ensign  of  the  Fifth  Company 
of  the  Sixth  Regiment  Connecticut  Militia;  May,  1756,  he  was 
made  Lieutenant  of  the  same,  and  May,  1764,  he  was  chosen 
Captain  of  the  company.    He  was  made  Deacon  of  the  church  in 

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the  North  Society  Nov.  27,  1770,  and  continued  in  office  until 
his  death.    He  died  Sept.  12,  1783,  in  Middletown,  Ct. 

Captain  Joseph  Kirby  %vas  married,  June  15,  1743-  to  i^stUer 
Wilcox,  born  Dec.  3,  1720,  daughter  of  John  Wilcox  and  Mary 
Warner,  both  of  Middletown,  Ct.  She  died  Oct.  2,  1788.  Chil- 
dren born  in  ^Middletown,  Ct.: 

i.  Joseph  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  18,  1744;  d.  Jan.  20,  1744- 

32  ii.  Joseph  Kirby,  b.  May  16,  1745;  m. Jones. 

iii.  Hannah  Kirby,  b.  April  5,  1747;  d.  March  16,  1S16. 

Not  married, 
iv.  Nehemiah  Kirby,  bapt.  Noy.  6,  1748;  d.  Sept.  4,  I750- 
V.  Abncr  Kirby,  bapt.  Nov.  12,  1749;  d.  Sept.  2,  1750. 
vi.  Esther  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  27,  1750;  d.  Feb.  6,  1787. 

33  vii.  Naomi  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  24,  1752;  m.  Dr.  Solomon  Savage. 

34  viii.  Ruth  Kirby,  b.  ^larch  8,  1753;  m.  Elias  Selden. 

35  ix.  Nehemiah  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  24,  I754;  m.  Mary  Evarts. 
3G.        x.  Abner  Kirbv,  b.  Feb.  4,  1757;  m-  Anna  Plum. 

xi.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  2^,  1759;  d.  Oct.  8,  1762. 
r  37.  xii.  Hezekiah  Kirby,  b.  March  23,  1761;  m.  Lucretia 
Stocking, 
xiii.  Elijah  Kirby,  b.  April  7,  1764.  He  \vas  a  soldier  of  the 
Revolution,  and  died  a  prisoner  of  war,  July  7,  1782, 
in  New  York  City,  aged  only  eighteen  years.  In  the 
"  History  of  Cromwell  "  his  name  is  given  as  Abijah. 

[Wilcox  Lineage:       '  .     r        a-  a 

1.  John  Wilcox,  an  original  proprietor  of  Hartford,  1639;  died 
1651.  His  will  is  dated  July  24th  of  this  year.  Inventory  taken 
Oct.  1st,  £391  13s.  His  wife's  name  was  Mary.  Children: 
John;  Sarah,  who  married  John  Bidwell  of  Hartford;  Ann,  b. 
about  1616;  d.  July  20,  1673,  aged  fifty-seven;  m.  John  Hall  of 
Hartford  and  Middletown. 

II  John  Wilcox,  born  in  England;  died  May  24,  1676,  m  Mid- 
dletown, Ct.;  married  (i),  Sept.  17,  1646,  Sarah  Wadsworth, 
daughter  of  William  of  Hartford,  and  had  Sarah,  born  Oct.  3, 
1648,  who  married  Thom.as  Long.  He  married  (2),  Jan.  18,  1650, 
Catherine  Stoughton,  daughter  of  Thomas  Stoughton  of  W^.ndsor, 
Ct.,  and  had  John  and  Thomas,  who  died  before  1676;  also  Mary, 
born  Nov.  13,  1654;  died  young;  Israel,  bom  June  19.  1656; 
Samuel,  born  Nov.  9,  1658;  married,  ^ray'9.  1683,  Abigail  W  hit- 
more,  daughter  of  Francis  of  Middletown.  He  married  (3)  Mary, 
who  died  "^1671,  and  married  (4)  Esther  Cornwell,  daughter  of 

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William,  and  had  Ephraim,  born  July  9,  1672:  married,  Aug.  23, 
1698,  Silence  Hands;  Esther,  bom  Dec.  9,  1673,  and  Mary,  born 
jMarch  24,  1676. 

III.  Israel  Wilcox,  born  June  19,  1656;  died  Dec.  20.  1689; 
married,  March  28,  1678,  Sarah  Savage,  born  July  30,  1657;  died 
Feb.  8,  1724,  daughter  of  John  Savage  and  Elizabeth  D'Aubin. 
Children:  Israel,  b.  Jan.  16,  1680:  John,  b.  July  5.  1682;  Samuel, 
b.  Sept.  26,  1685;  Thomas,  b.  July  5,  1687,  and  Sarah,  b.  Nov. 
30,  1689. 

IV.  Deacon  John  Wilcox,  born  July  5, 1682:  died  May  13.  1751 ; 
married,  1710,  ]\Iary  Warner.  He  lived  in  ]Middleto\vn  "  Upper 
Houses"  and  was  deacon  of  the  church  there.  Children:  Jo- 
seph; Sarah;  Ebenezer;  Esther,  b.  Dec.  31,  1720;  Jeremiah; 
Huldah;  Moses,  and  Ozias. 

V.  Esther  Wilcox,  born  Dec.  31,  1720;  died  Oci.  2,  17SS;  mar- 
ried, June  15,  1743,  Joseph  Kirby.] 


33.  Joseph^  Kirby  (Joseph\  Jchn%  Jo?eph-,  John^).  born 
May  16,  1745,  in  ]Middleto\vn,  Ct.  He  graduated  from  Ynle  Col- 
lege 1765,  and  was  licensed  as  a  preacher,  Oct..  1771,  by  the  Hart- 
ford South  Association.  His  descendants  claim  that  he  entered 
upon  the  work  of  the  ministry,  and  that  after  his  death  his  sermons 
came  into  the  possession  of  his  daughter,  iMrs.  ^Matteson;  but  of 
his  ordination  or  settlement  nothing  is  known.  He  was  a  Revo- 
lutionary soldier  and  served  under  Captain  Edward  Eells  of 
IMiddletown  in  the  Third  Battalion,  Wadswortli's  Brigade,  raised 
June,  1776,  and  which  was  engaged  at  the  battle  of  White  Plains, 
Oct.  26,  1776.  ("  Connecticut  Men  in  the  War  of  the  Revolution," 
p.  402.)  He  was  living  in  Middletown  Dec,  1791,  and  perhaps 
in  Oct.,  1807.  He  removed  to  Dorset,  Vt.,  and  located  hi?  farm 
on  the  mountain  north  of  the  village,  in  what  is  still  called  "  Kirby 
Hollow  "  and  the  "  Giant's  Arm-Chair  " — a  noteworthy  feature  in 
the  much  admired  scenery  of  Dorset.  He  was  married,  Sept.  23, 
1788,  in  Granville,  Mass.,  to  Widow  (Rebecca?)  Jones  of  Gran- 
ville.   He  died  at  Dorset,  Vt.,  Sept.,  1823.         Children: 

i.  Joseph    Kirby,    b.    ;    m.    Electa    Matteson;    d.    in 

Michigan. 
ii.  James  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  Jan.  31,  1S67,  in  Dorset.     Xot 

married. 

38.  iii,  Hannah  Kirby,  b.  1803;  m.  Abraham  Matteson. 

39.  iv.  Ada  Kirby,  b. ;  m.  James  Reed.  '• 

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38.  Hannah"  Kirbv  (Joseph^,  Joseph^  John%  Joseph^,  John^), 
born  1803;  married  Abraham  ^latteson,  born  iSoo,  son  of  Jabeth 
Matteson  and  Lucv  Grinnells  of  Danby,  Vt.  He  was  a  blacksmith, 
and  died  Sept.  3/1833,  aged  thirty-three  years.  His  death  was 
occasioned  by  the  kick  of  a  horse.  Hannah,  his  widow,  died  in 
Iowa,  1866,  aged  sixty-three  years. 

[Jabeth  Matteson,  bom  1765,  in  Connecticut,  v/as  a  blacksir.ith 
and  innkeeper  at  Danby,  Vt.,  where  he  died  Oct.  z^,  1825.  His 
wife  died  in  1S15.  They  had  eight  children:  Abraham;  Isaac; 
Lucy;  Vestea;  Electa;  Chloe,  who  married  David  Wheeler;  Sally, 
who^  married  David  Wetherby;  and  Abigail.] 

The  children  of  Abraham  Matteson  and  Hannah  Kirby  were: 
i.  Daniel  :\Iatteson,  b.  May  11,  1S24,  in  Danby.  Vt.;  m..  May 
30,  1844,  Juliet  Reed,  b.  Feb.  15,  1827;  d.  in  Rupert,  \  t., 
Aug.  26,  1890,  aged  sixty-three  years.    Mr.  Daniel  Matte- 
son is  now  living  (1897)- in  Rupert,  Vt.         Children: 

1.  Jedkins   :Matteson,  b.  Aug.  28,    1847;  m.   Ophelia 

Jones.    He  lives  in  Dorset,  Vt.,  and  has  one  child, 
Edwin  I.,  b.  Oct.  3,  1S70. 

2.  John  iMatteson,  b.  June  26,  1849;  m.  Diana  Potter. 

3.  Ada  Ivlatteson,  b.  ,  1853;  m.  Robert  Bromley 

of  Dorset,  Vt.,  son  of  Hiram  and  Elisabeth  (Tad- 
dock)  Bromley.     One  daughter.  Bertha,  b.  May, 


4.  Isabella  Amelia  Matteson,  b.  March  30,  1857;  m.  Jed- 

kins Niles.    No  children. 

5.  Fayette  Matteson,  b.  Sept.  16,  i860;  m.  Rosa  TitTt; 

Hves  in  Danby,  Vt.,  and  has  two  children. 

6.  Helen  Matteson,  b.  Oct.,  1865;  d.  Jan.,   1893;  m. 

Joseph  Wvman  of  Sandgate,  Vt. ;  one  child,  Ettie. 

7.  Owen  Matteson,  b.  May  13,  1868;  m.  Mary  Tifit; 

lives  in  Rupert,  Vt.,  and  has  one  child. 

ii.  Ada  :Matteson,  b.  ;  m.  Lovone  Wood;,  son  of  James 

Woods.  They  removed  to  Memphis,  Mich.,  where  they 
died  about  1892.  They  had  two  daughters,  one  of  whom 
married  James  Corbi't  and  the  other  Chett  McCabe. 
Both  daughters  are  now  living  in  the  State  of  Wash- 
ington. .         . 

iii.  Emmerause  Matteson, 


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born ;  married  James  Reed  in  Rupert,  Vt.    They  afterward 

removed  to  Bloomingdale,  Essex  County,  X.  Y.         Children: 
i.  Kirby  Reed, 
ii.  Mary  Reed, 
iii.  EHza  Reed. 
40.       iv.  Isaac  G.  Reed,  b.  1820;  m.  Anna  S.  Reed. 
V.  Henry  C.  Reed. 

vi.  Jane  M.  Reed,  b.  May  18,  1832;  d.  Oct.  26,  1892. 
vii.  Joseph  Reed, 
viii.  Delia  Reed. 
ix.  Jackson  Reed. 
X.  Martin  Reed. 

40.  Isaac  GJ  Reed  (Ada  Kirby^  Joseph^  Joseph-*,  John^ 
Joseph-,  John^),  born,  1820,  in  Wells,  Vt. ;  married',  1846,  at  Man- 
chester, Vt.,  Anna  Sophia  Reed,  daughter  of  Ichabod  Reed.  She 
died  at  Clintonville,  N.  Y.,  Aug.  10,  1859,  aged  about  thirty-five 
years.    Mr.  Isaac  G.  Reed  is  now  living  in  Wells,  Vt.         Children: 

i.  James  Henry  Ichabod  Reed,  b.  June  10,  1843,  in  Au  Sable, 
Clinton  County,  N.  Y. ;  m.,  Dec.  6,  1867,  Alice  Jones,  b. 
April  18,  1852,  dau.  of  William  Jones  and  Elsie  Westcott. 
Mr.  Reed  enlisted,  1863,  in  the  Second  N.  Y.  Veteran 
Cavalry,  and  served  until  the  end  of  the  Civil  War.  He 
was  in  the  battles  of  Compte,  La.,  Kane  River  Crossing, 
and  Morgantic  Bend,  and  was  much  engaged  in  "  bush- 
whacking "  in  the  Red  River  country.         Children: 

1.  Anna  Sophia  Reed,  b.  Feb.   17,   1870;  m.  Fayette 

Colvin. 

2.  Rosa  Jane  Reed,  b.  June,  1872;  m.  Alex.  Sears,  Jr. 

3.  William  Henry  Reed,  b.  ^larch  3,  1874. 

4.  Morris  Jay  Reed,  b.  March  13,  1876;  d.  April,  1876. 

5.  Marietta  May  Reed,  b.  1878. 

6.  John  Jay  Reed,  b.  1879. 

7.  George  Albert  Reed,  b.  Julv  17,  1882;  d.  Sept.  18, 

1882. 

8.  Alice  Matilda  Reed,  b.  April  19,  1884;  d.  July  28, 

1889. 
ii.  Julia  Reed,  b.  IMay  5,  1850,  in  Au  Sable,  Clinton  County, 
N.  Y.;  m.,  Aug.  15,  1867,  at  Dorset,  Vt.,  William  H.  Lake, 
b.  Jan.  28,  1840,  in  Dorset,  Vt.,  son  of  Rufus  B.  and  Diana 
(Church)  Lake.  He  is  an  expressman,  and  lives  in  Wells, 
Vt.         Children: 

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1.  Amy  J.  Lake,  b.  Feb.  9,  1871. 

2.  Bertha  E.  Lake,  b.  Dec.  18,  1872. 

3.  Charles  R.  Lake,  b.  Dec.  14,  1878. 
iii.  Albert  Jackson  Reed. 

iv.  Sylvanus  Harvey  Reed. 

33.     Naomi^  Kirby  (Joseph*,  John^,  Joseph-,  John^),  born  Jan. 

24,  1752,  in  IMiddletovvn,  Ct. ;  married  as  second  wife,  Dec,  1775, 
Dr.  Solomon  Savage  of  ]Middleto\vn,  b.  June  22,  1740,  son  of 
Deacon  William  Savage,  Jr.,  and  Sarah  Savage.  Dr.  Solomon 
Savage  began  to  practise  medicine  in  1762,  and  was  the  first  physi- 
cian who  resided  in  "Upper  Houses."  He  died  Jan.  31,  1783, 
aged  forty-two  years.     Naomi  (Kirby)  Savage  married  (2),  Sept. 

25,  1791,  Prosper  Hubbard,  and  in  1799  ^^'^^  residing  in  Sheffield, 
Mass.         Children: 

i.  Sarah  Savage. 

ii.  Asa  Savage,  bapt.  July  11,  1777. 
iii.  Elijah  Savage,  bapt.  iMay  23,  1783. 

[Savage  Lineage: 

L  John  Savage  of  Middletown,  freeman  1654;  married,  Feb. 
10,  1652,  in  Hartford,  Ct.,  Elizabeth  D'Aubin,  by  whom  he  had 
eleven  children.     He  died  March  6,  1685,  in  Middletown,  Ct. 

IL  Sergeant  William  Savage,  third  son  of  the  preceding,  born 
April  25,  1668;  died  Jan.  25,  1727,  lived  in  Middletown  "  Upper 
Houses,"  and  was  one  of  the  first  two  deacons  appointed,  Feb.  10, 
1 716,  by  the  Second  Society.  He  married.  May  6,  1696,  Christine 
Mould,  daughter  of  Hugh  ]Mould  of  New  London,  Ct.  Chil- 
dren: Martha,  b.  1697;  William,  b.  Sept.  18,  1699;  Christine,  b. 
1702;  Hannah,  b.  1704;  Sarah,  b,  Feb.  2-j,  1708,  and  Joseph,  b. 
Sept.  21,  171 1. 

in.  Deacon  W^illiam  Savage,  eldest  son  of  the  preceding,  born 
Sept.  18,  1699;  died  1774;  married,  June  2,  1726,  Sarah  Savage, 
his  cousin,  born  Sept.,  1700,  daughter  of  Captain  John  Savage, 
born  Dec.  2,  1652  (eldest  son  of  John  Savage  and  Elizabeth 
D'Aubin),  and  Mary  Ranney.  Children:  William,  b.  1727; 
Elisha,  b.  1728;  Jonathan,  b.  1731 ;  Amos,  b.  1733;  Josiah,  b.  Oct. 
17,  1735,  m.  Sarah  Stowe;  Stephen,  b.  1737;  Solomon,  b.  Jan.  22, 
1740,  and  Daniel,  b.  1742. 

IV.  Dr.  Solomon  Savage,  son  of  the  preceding,  born  Jan.  22, 
1740;  died  Jan.  31,  1783;  married  (i),  Dec.  3,  1761,  Sarah  Selden, 
born  Aug.  30,  1743;  died  Sept.   12,  1774,  daughter  of  Captain 

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Thomas  and  Rebecca  (Walkey)  Selden  of  Haddam,  Ct.  "  She 
was  ever  ready  to  respond  to  the  calls  of  the  sick  and  her  assistance 
was  often  sought.  It  was  during  such  ministration  she  contracted 
small-pox  of  which  she  died  greatly  lamented,  Sept.  12,  1774." 
Children  by  his  first  wife:  Solomon,  b.  1762;  Sarah,  b.  1764,  m. 
Simeon  Ranney;  ^vlarion,  b.  1766;  Elizabeth,  b.  176S;  Chloe,  b. 
1770;  Selden,  b.  1774.  Dr.  Solomon  Savage  married  (2),  Dec, 
1775,  Naomi  Kirby.] 

34.  Ruth=  Kirby  (Josepli*,  John^  Joseph-,  John^),  born  March 
8,  1753;  married,  May  23,  17S1,  Captain  Elias  Selden  of  Haddam 
Neck,  Ct.,  born  Aug.  22,  1758,  son  of  Captain  Thomas  Selden 
(Thomas,  Joseph,  Thomas)  of  Haddam  Xeck,  Ct.,  and  Rebecca 
Walkey.  Elias  Selden  was  Captain  of  }vlilitia.  Justice  of  the  peace, 
and  represented  Haddam  in  the  Legislature  several  terms.  He 
died  July,  181 7,  the  result  of  an  accident.  Ruth  (Kirby)  Selden 
died  Jan.  3,  1S39,  in  her  eighty-sixth  year,  "  Five  years  before 
her  marriage,  in  1776,  she  and  her  sister  took  raw  cotton,  carded 
and  spun  it,  and  wove  by  hand  a  very  soft  piece  of  cloth  for  a 
bed-spread.  This  was  taken  several  miles  from  her  house  and 
hand-stamped  in  color,  from  a  beautiful  design,  for  herself  and 
sister.  This  was  supposed  to  have  been  done  by  the  grand-father 
of  the  Rev.  Leonard  Bacon,  who  did  such  work.  This  bed-spread 
was  on  exhibition  in  Hartford,  Sept.  1875."  (H.  M.  Selden.) 
Children : 

i.  Lucy  Selden,  b.  April  26,  1782;  d.  Aug.  3,  1802;  m.,  June 
29,  1801,  Gideon  Arnold,  bapt.  May  7,  1769,  son  of  Jabez 
and  Martha  (Freeman)  Arnold.  She  died  in  childbirth, 
her  child  dying  with  her.  He  married  (2),  April  19,  1804, 
Lucy  Hurd,  bapt.  ]vlarch  30,  1777,  dau.  of  Joseph  and 
Mary  (Bowers)  Hurd  of  Haddam  Neck. 
ii.  Simeon  Selden,  b.  Feb.  24,  17S4;  d.  Aug.  24.  1829;  m. 
Olive  Smith  Webster,  b.  June  20,  1796,  dau.  of  John  and 
Eunice  (Deming)  Webster  of  Newington,  Ct.  He  died 
of  cancer,  Aug.  24,  1829.  She  removed  to  Berlin  with 
her  two  sons.  Lord  and  Simeon,  Jr.,  and  died  there  Dec. 
25,  1868,  having  outlived  her  children.  She  bequeathed 
$16,000  to  the  support  of  Beckley  school  district  in  Berlin. 
iii,  Elijah  Selden,  b,   Dec.  24,   1785;  d.  June   12,   1822;  not 

married. 
iv.  Joseph  Selden,  b.  Jan.  19,  1788;  d.  Jan.  26,  1868;  m.,  March 
25,  181 1,  in  East  Hampton,  Ct.,  Clarissa  Strong,  b.  Oct. 

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21,  1791;  d.  Nov.  II,  1867,  dau,  of  David  and  Hannah 
(Ackley)  Strong  of  Marlboro.    They  had  eleven  children. 

V.  Leonard  Selden,  b.  June  10,  1790;  d.  Nov.  20,  1852;  m.  (i) 
Ruth  Gibbs  Grifhth,  b.  1792;  d.  Oct.,  1819,  aged  twenty- 
six,  dau.  of  Ozias  Gibbs  and  Ann  (Chapman)  Griffith  of 
East  Hampton.  They  had  one  child,  Nelson,  who  lived 
only  a  few  days.  He  married  (2),  June  20,  1821,  Florilla 
Chapman,  b.  March  17,  1794;  d.  Feb.  2,  1S61,  dau.  of 
Reuben  R.  and  Mary  (Doane)  Chapman  of  Haddam 
Neck.    By  his  second  wife  he  had  a  son: 

I.  H.  M.  Selden,  b.  ;  m.,  Sept.  19,  1869,  Sarah 

(Camp)  Stone,  b.  July  i,  1828;  d.  March  12,  1895, 
widow  of  George  W.  Stone  and  dau.  of  Sheldon 
Camp  and  Fanny  Patterson  of  New  Berlin,  Ct. 
He  has  been  postmaster  of  Haddam  Neck  for 
more  than  thirty  years. 
vi,  Elias  Selden,  b.  Nov.  4,  1791;  d.  Aug.  9,  1864;  m.,  :March 

22,  1813,  Clarissa  Sears,  b.  March  23,  1797,  dau.  of 
Stephen  and  Phoebe  (Knowles)  Sears.  Fie  lived  at  Rock 
Landing.    They  had  five  children. 

vii.  Ruth  Selden,  b.  May  20,  1794;  d.  Oct.  23,  1825;  m.,  Oct. 
12,  1814,  Dea.  Anson  Strong,  b.  Oct.  25,  1789;  d.  Sept. 
5,  1873,  son  of  David  and  Hannah  (Ackley)  Strong  of 
Marlboro,  Ct.  They  had  five  children.  He  married  (2) 
Clarissa  Hurd,  b.  April  24,  1790,  dau.  of  Capt.  Jacob 
and  Abigail  (Carey)  Hurd  of  Haddam  Neck,  and  had 
two  children.  He  married  (3)  Eliza  Barber,  and  (4) 
Caroline    M.    (Hurd)    Brainerd,    dau.    of    Capt.    Jacob 

Hurd,  and  widow  of Brainerd,  by  whom  he  had  no 

children. 

viii.  Esther  Selden,  b.  May  20,  1794,  twin  with  preceding;  d. 
July  9,  1870;  m.,  Nov.  4,  1819,  Col.  Theodore  Higgins 
Arnold,  b.  July  24,  1798;  d.  Sept.  24,  1852,  son  of  Free- 
man and  Sarah  (Higgins)  Arnold  of  Haddam  Ncck,  Ct. 

35.  Nehemiah^  Kirby  (Josephs  JohnS  Joseph^,  John^),  born 
Nov.  24,  1754,  in  Middletown,  Ct.;  married,  Jan.  25,  1787,  Mary 
Evarts,  b.  March  5,  1755,  dau.  of  Aaron  Evarts  of  Guilford,  Ct., 
and  Sarah  Rossiter,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  Rossiter  and  Anna  Stone. 
Nehemiah  Kirby  inherited  the  homestead  of  his  father,  Captain 
Joseph,  and  resided  on  the  same  until  his  death.  He  was  a  cabinet- 
maker as  well  as  a  farmer.    A  chair  made  by  him  is  now  in  the 

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possession  of  his  great-gjanddaughter,  Mrs.  Charles  A.  Dudley 
of  Guilford,  Ct.,  from  whom  has  been  obtained  most  of  the  infor- 
mation concerning  his  descendants  and  the  Evarcs  family.  He 
died  in  jSIiddletown,  Ct.,  Nov.  23,  1795.  His  widow  married 
(2),  Jan.  22,  1799,  her  cousin  Daniel  Evarts  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  born 
March  12,  1740;  died  Jan.  29,  1816,  son  of  Samuel  Evarts  by  his 
second  wife.  Rachel  Parmelee.  Mary  Evarts  died  Sept.  8,  1825, 
having  survived  both  husbands. 

Children  of  Nehemiah  Kirby  and  Mary  Evarts: 

41.  1,  Mary  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  26,  1787;  m.  Justus  Sage. 

42.  ii.  Esther  Kirby,  b.  June  24,  1790;  m.  Phineas  Augur. 

iii.  Nehemiah  Kirby,  b.  Nov,  23,  1795;  probably  died  young. 

[Evarts  Lineage: 

I.  John  Evarts  of  Concord,  IMass.,  1638;  removed  to  Guilford, 
Ct.,  about  1650,  where  he  was  admitted  planter  Sept.  4,  1651.    He 

married  (i)  ;  married  (2),  May  22,  1663,  Elizabeth,  widow 

of  John  Parmelee,  Sr.     He  died  May  9,  1669,  in  Guilford,  Ct. 

Children  by  his  first  w^ife:  (i)  James,  b. ;  m.  Lydia  Goodrich, 

dau.  of  Richard;  (2)  Daniel,  b. ;  m.  Rebecca  Dowd;  (3)  John, 

b.  P'eb.  29,  1640;  (4)  Judah,  b.  Oct.  2-/,  1642;  m.  Mary  Hayden, 
dau.  of  William  of  Killingworth,  Ct, 

n.  Daniel  Evarts  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  born  in  England;  died  Dec. 
5,  1692;  m.,  May  22,  1663,  Rebecca,  daughter  of  Henry  and  Eliza- 
beth Dowd  of  Guilford,  Ct.    She  died  Oct.  10,  1703.         Children: 

(i)  Hannah,  b. ;  m.,  16S6,  Thomas  Stephens  of  KillingAvorth, 

Ct.;  (2)  Daniel,  b.  Jan.  24,  1667;  m.  ^Mary  West;  (3)  John,  b.  Sept. 
20,  1669;  (4)  Sergt.  James,  b.  Feb.  18,  1672;  m.  Anna  Bow;  (5) 
Sarah,  b.  J^Iay  15,  1675;  (6)  Samuel,  b.  Dec.  14,  1681. 

in.  Daniel  Evarts  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  born  Jan.  24,  1667;  died 
Aug.  9,  175 1 ;  married,  Oct.  i,  1700,  Mary,  daughter  of  Christopher 
\\'est.         Children: 

1.  Daniel,  b.  Sept.  12,  1701. 

2.  Samuel,  b.  Nov.   10,  1702;  d,  Nov.  15,  1788;  m.  (i), 

March  9,  1732,  Ruth  Dudley,  b.  Dec.  28,  1704;  d.  April 
13,  1736,  only  dau.  of  Caleb  Dudley  of  Guilford,  Ct., 
and  Elizabeth  Buck,  dau,  of  Emanuel  Buck  and  Mary 
Kirby;  m.  (2),  June  27,  1739,  Rachel  Parmelee,  b. 
Nov.  18,  1707;  d.  Nov.  9,  1793,  dau.  of  Isaac  Parmelee 
of  Guilford,  CL         Children  by  first  wife: 

(i)  Ruth,  b.  Feb.  22,  1733;  m.  Josiah  Bishop. 

(2)  Samuel,  b.  April  9,  1734;  m.  Leah  Bishop. 

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(3)  Elizabeth,  b.  March  5,  1736;  d.  Aug.  15,  181 7; 

not  married. 
By  second  wife: 

(4)  Daniel,  b.  March  12,  1740;  d.  Jan.  29,  1816; 

m.  (i)  Anna  Hill;  m.  (2),  Jan.  27,  1799,  Mary 
Evarts,  dan.  of  Aaron;  no  children. 

(5)  Rachel,  b.  Dec.  12,  1742;  d.  Dec.  31,  1813;  m. 

Eliphalet  Hall. 

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4.  Hannah,  b.  July  28,  1706. 

5.  Rebecca,  b.  July  18,  1708. 

6.  Miriam,  b.  Sept.  10,  171 1;  d.  Oct.  25,  1712. 

7.  Moses,  b.  Sept.  10,  171 1,  twin  with  preceding;  d.  Jan.  7, 

1805;  removed  to  Paris,  N.  Y. 

8.  Aaron,  b.  Jan.  20,  1718;  m.  (i)  Sarah  Rossiter;  m.  (2) 

Joanna  Farnum;  m.  (3)  Sarah  Stocking. 

9.  Timothy,  b.  Aug.  28,  1719;  d.  Nov.  25,  iSoo;  m.,  Jan. 

I,  1756,  Ann  Dudley. 
IV.  Aaron  Evarts  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  born  Jan.  20,  1718;  died 
April  24,  1804;  married  (i),  Sept.  5,  1744,  Sarah  Rossiter,  born 
June  I,  1720;  died  April  4,  1760,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Rossiter 
(born  Nov.  10,  1689,  son  of  Hon.  Josiah  Rossiter  of  Guilford,  Ct., 
and  Sarah  Sherman,  only  daughter  of  Samuel  Sherman  of  Strat- 
ford, Ct.,  and  Sarah  T^Iitchell)  and  Anna  Stone;  married  (2),  Nov. 
II,  1760,  Joanna  Farnum,  who  died  Aug.  2,  1764;  married  (3), 
Oct.  15,  1765,  Sarah  Stocking,  who  died  Dec.  5,  1801.  Chil- 
dren by  first  wife: 

1.  Benjamin,  b.  April  26,  1745;  d.  Dec.  17,  1819;  m.,  Oct. 

23,  1762,  Ruth  Dudley,  b.  April  13,  1739.  dau.  of 
Thomas  Dudley  and  Abigail  Seward,  and  grand- 
daughter of  Caleb  Dudley  and  Elizabeth  Buck. 

2.  David,  b.  Jan.  23,  1748;  removed  to  Richmond,  Mass.; 

not  married. 

3.  Sarah,  b.  Feb.  2,  1751 ;  m.  Isaac  Evarts. 

4.  Mary,  b.  March  5,  1755;  d.  Sept.  8,  1S25;  m.  (i)  Nehe- 

miah  Kirby;  m.  (2)  Daniel  Evarts. 

5.  Aaron,  b.  May  24,  1758;  d.  Oct.  27,  1776,  while  in  the 

Revolutionary  Army.] 

41.  Mary«  Kirby  (Nehemiah',  Joseph*,  John*,  Joseph',  John*), 
bom  Dec.  26,  1787,  in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married 
Justus  Sage,  born  1782,  eldest  son  of  Captain  Epaphras  Sage  of 

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Middlctown,  Ct.,  and  Elizabeth  Ranney.    Mary  (Kirby)  Sage  died 
March  20,  1816. 

[Epaphras  Sage,  bapt.  Oct.  16,  1757,  was  the  son  of  Timothy 
Sage,  Jr.  (born  1714,  son  of  Timothy  Sage  and  Margaret  Holibert), 
and  Mary  Warner.  He  was  a  Revokitionary  soldier.  ("  History 
of  Cromwell,  Ct.,"  by  Rev.  Isl.  S.  Dudley,  p.  13.)  After  the  war 
he  was  Ensign,  Lieutenant,  and  Captain  of  militia.  He  died  Mav 
28,  1834.] 

Children  of  Justus  Sage  and  Mary  Kirby: 
i.  Elizabeth  Sage,  b.  Jan.  26,  1810. 
ii.  Timothy  Sage,  b.  Oct.  16,  181 1 ;  d.  about  1886  in  Waterbury, 

Ct. ;  not  married. 
iii.  Mary  Ann  Sage,  b.  April  7,  1813. 

iv.  Justus  Kirby  Sage,  b.  Oct.  26,  1814;  d.  June  2,  18S6;  m.. 
May  12,  1837,  Elizabeth  Jane  Pratt,  b.  April  8,  1818,  in 
Westbrook,  Ct.,  dau.  of  Jonathan  Pratt  of  Westbrook, 
Ct.         Children  : 

1.  Mary  Kirby  Sage,  b.  May  12,  1838. 

2.  Ann  Elizabeth  Sage,  b.  Jan.  22,  1842;  m.,  July  17, 

1866,  George  Watson  Burr  of  Cromwell,  Ct.,  b. 
April  12,  1816;  d.  Jan.  12,  1894,  son  of  George 
Burr  and  Esther  Lyman  of  Haddam,  Ct.  Chil- 
dren: (i)  Ann  May  Burr,  b.  April  15,  1871;  m., 
April  25,  1894,  Waters  B.  Day  of  Newark,  N.  J.; 
(2)  George  Brainerd  Burr,  b.  Aug,  7,  1876. 

3.  Edward  J.  Sage,  b.  Jan.  31,  1856. 

V.  Nehemiah  Sage,  b.  March  20,  1816.  He  died  in  Kansas, 
leaving  one  daughter. 

42.  Esther^  Kirby  (Nehemiah',  Joseph*,  John^  Joseph^,  John^), 
born  June  24,  1790,  in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married 
(i),  Oct.  29,  1821,  Phineas  Augur  of  ]Middlefield,  Ct.,  son  of  Dea. 
Prosper  Augur  and  Thankful  Miller.  Mr.  Phineas  Augur 
died  Nov.  18,  1825,  and  she  married  (2),  Dec.  2,  1834,  Samuel 
Burgis  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  born  Jan.  17,  1774;  died  April  18,  1S04, 
son  of  Thomas  and  Olive  (Dudley)  Burgis  of  Guilford,  Ct.  She 
died  April  16,  1872,  leaving  one  child  by  her  first  husband: 

43.     i.  Phineas  Miller  Augur,  b.  Feb.  8,  1826;  m.  Lucy  Eliza 
Parmelee. 

43.  Phineas  Miller^  Augur  (Esther  Kirby*,  Nehemiah',  Jo- 
seph*, John^  Joseph-,  John^)  of  Middlefield,  Ct.,  born  Feb.  8,  1826, 

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in  that  part  of  ^liddletown  now  :Middlefield,  Ct.    His  father  died 
three  months  prior  to  his  birth.     Before  the  end  of  his  ninth  year 
his  mother  married  Captain  Samuel  Burgis  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  and 
he  removed  with  her  to  that  place.    He  received  a  good  common- 
school  education,  supplemented  by  an  academic  course,  and  after- 
ward taught  in  Durham  Academy,  Wells  Grammar  School _^at 
Hartford,  and  elsewhere.    In  1846  he  removed  to  ^Ilddlel^eld,  Ct., 
and  settled  upon  the  homestead  of  his  father,  and  devoted  himself 
to  farming  and  surveying.    He  made  a  survey  and  map  of  :Middle- 
field,  with  the  necessary  post  routes,  which  was  used  successfully 
at  Washington  in  securing  the  establishment  of  a  post-office  at 
I^Iiddlefield.    Later,  when  it  was  set  oft  as  a  town,  in  1866,  he  was 
chosen  assessor.     He  was  a  selectman,  justice  of  the  peace,  and 
for  more  than  thirty  years  deacon  of  the  Congregational  Church. 
In  1S69  he  was  sent  as  representative  to  the  General  Assembly. 
He  was  the  county  member  of  the  State  Board  of  Agriculture  for 
three  years,  from  1867  to  1869,  and  held  the  office  of  Pomologist 
from  1872  until  his  death.    In  1876  he  was  delegated  by  the  State 
Boaid  of  A^^nruirure  to  make  a  collection  of  Connecticut  products 
10."  the  Centennsal  Exhibiiion  a'.  Philadelphia.    This  exhibit  from 
Connccric-J.t  was  regi^rdcd  as  ?rnong  the  very  best  in  its  excellence, 
extent,  ai.^  v.-:  i-"tv."r;eing  especially  reniarkable  for  the  great  num- 
ber of' fruits  of  Connec^-ut  origin.     He  was  also  a  Hfe  member 
of  the  Massachusetts  Horticuiiural  Sc  :ietv,  and  Vice-President 
for  Connecticut  of  the  American  PomologiCdl  ^nd  Florticulturai 
Societies.    He  was  also  a  frequent  contributor  to  the  leacUng  .-^-;'  - 
cultural  publications.     "  This  long  period  of  service  was  marked 
by  a  faithfulness  and  persistence  that  rested  upon  a  feeling  of  love 
and  duty.     Duty  with  him  was  a  controlling  principle  of  action. 
He  loved  pomology,  not  only  for  its  own  sake  in  its  material  re- 
lations to  our  health  and  happiness,  but  he  saw  there,  in  the  beauty, 
in  the  healthfulness,  of  its  products  the  loving  kindness  of  our 
Heavenly  Father.  .  He  saw  in  this  pursuit   a   great   safeguard 
against  temptation,  as  offering  pure  happiness  as  far  as  earthly 
conditions  would  allow."     (T.  S.   Gold,  Secretary  Connecticut 
Board  of  Agriculture.) 

Mr.  Augur  took  an  active  part  in  all  matters  of  public  interest 
or  improvement,  and  endeavored  to  promote  sentiment  on  the 
right  side  of  public  issues.  He  was  a  strong  anti-slavery  man, 
and  at  several  different  times  sheltered  and  aided  fugitive  slaves 
in  their  escape  for  freedom.  He  always  abstained  from  the  use 
of  intoxicants,  and  was  a  staunch  advocate  of  temperance  reform. 

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He  left  the  Republican  party  in  1884,  and  thereafter  g-ave  his  in- 
fluence and  his  vote  to  the  Prohibition  party.  In  18S6  he  was 
the  candidate  of  that  party  for  Lieutenant-Governor,  and  in  1890 
for  Governor  of  his  State.  He  died  very  suddenly  of  heart  disease 
July  14,  1891,  aged  sixty-five  years.  His  manners  were  courteous, 
cordial,  and  unassuming;  his  hospitality  free-hearted,  and  his 
nature  sympathetic.  He  v/as  especially  fond  of  little  children,  whom 
he  always  noticed  wherever  he  met  them.  He  was  a  faithful  friend 
and  a  wise  counsellor;  one  always  knew  where  to  find  him,  and 
he  uttered  no  uncertain  sound  in  questions  of  a  social  and  moral 
character. 

Phineas  M.  Augur  married,  I^Iay  7,  1846,  Lucy  Eliza  Parmelee, 
born  July  15,  1825,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Parmelee  and  Alaria 
Dudley,  both  of  Guilford,  Ct.  She  died  of  cancer  Jan.  4,  1895, 
aged  sixty-nine  years.  Her  daughter  writes:  "  I  never  saw  such 
an  example  of  patience  in  suffering,  of  unquestioning  faith  in 
God  and  acquiescence  in  His  will,  as  she  manifested  throughout 
her  sickness.  Her  loving  spirit  and  holy  influence  will  linger  long 
in  the  homes  of  her  children." 


[Augur  Lineage: 

L  Robert  Augur,  son  of  John  and  Ann  Augur  of  London, 
England.  He  came  from  England  to  New  Haven,  where  he  mar- 
ried, Nov.  20,  1673,  Mary  Gilbert,  born  June  11,  1651,  daughter 
of  Matthew  Gilbert,  Deputy  Governor  of  New  Haven  Colony. 

IL  John  Augur,  born  Nov.  16,  1686;  married,  July  i,  1710, 
Elizabeth  Bradley,  daughter  of  Isaac  and  Elizabeth  Bradley  of 
East  Haven,  Ct. 

III.  Isaac  Augur,  born  about  1718;  died  July  29,  1S08;  married. 
Oct.  5,  1748,  Eunice  Tyler,  born  Oct.  6,  1729,  daughter  of  Abra- 
ham Tyler  and  Eunice  Arnold  of  Haddam,  Ct. 

IV.  Dea.  Prosper  x\ugur,  born  Jan.  18,  1756;  died  Dec.  16, 
1836;  married,  May  30,  1781,  Thankful  Miller,  born  Oct.  16,  1755, 
daughter  of  Dea.  Giles  Miller  of  Middlefield,  and  Elizabeth  Par- 
sons of  Durham,  Ct. 

V.  Phineas  Augur,  born  Aug.  11,  1788;  died  Nov.  18,  1825; 
married,  Oct.  29,  182 1,  Esther  Kirby,  daughter  of  Nehemiah 
Kirby  of  Middletown,  Ct. 

VI.  Phineas  Miller  Augur,  born  Feb.  8,  1826;  died  July  14, 
1891;  married,  May  7,  1846,  Lucy  Eliza  Parmelee,  born  July  15, 
1825,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Parmelee  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  son  of 

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Jonathan  Parmelee  and  Elizabeth  Hart,  and  grandson  of  Willian; 
Parmelee  and  Mary  Kirby.    See  Parmelee  Lineage.] 


Children  of  Phineas  M.  Augur  and  Lucy  E.  Parmelee: 
i.  Edwin  Prosper  Augur,  b.  Jan.  31,  1847;  m.,  May  20,  1S69, 
Susan  Buell  Case.     He  is  the  City  Surveyor  of  Midd'e- 
town,  Ct.    No  children. 
ii.  Lucy  Elizabeth  Augur,  b.  May  26,  1849;  "i-»  April  10,  1S72. 
Charles  Abraham  Dudley  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  b.  Aug.   14, 
1849,  son  of  George  Dudley  and  Lucy  Evarts  [George 
Dudley,  b.  Nov.  30,  1807;  d.  Dec.  8,  1869,  son  of  Dca. 
Abraham  Dudley,  m.,  ISIay  3,  1832,  Lucy  Evarts,  b.  May 
31,   1809;  d.  Jan.  6,   1888,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  Evarts,  b. 
1769;  d.  Nov.  3,  1854  (Samuel,  Samuel,  Judah,  John), 
and  Julia  Parmelee,  b.  Feb.  18,  1778;  d.  Sept.  10,  1840. 
dau.  of  John  Parmelee].         Children  born  in  Guilford,  Ct. : 
I.  George  Edwin  Dudley,  b.  July  12,  1873;  accidentally 
drowned  June  23,  1888. 
•   2.  Alice  Lucy  Dudley,  b.  June  27,  1875. 

3.  Charles  Parmelee  Dudley,  b.  May  19,  1877;  drowned, 

together  with  his  brother,  June  2t„  1888. 

4.  Susan  Marilla  Dudley,  b.  Dec.  11,  1S78. 

5.  Arthur  Augur  Dudley,  b.  Nov.  4,  1881. 

6.  Ruth  Christine  Dudley,  b.  Oct.  9,  1891. 

iii.  Mary  Eliza  Augur,  b.  April  27,  1S52;  m.,  Oct.  13,  1874, 
Horace  Francis  Dudley  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  b.  March  9,  1846, 
son  of  Horace  and  H.  Amanda  Dudley.  Children  born 
in  Guilford,  Ct. : 

1.  Jennie  Louise  Dudley,  b.  Feb.  24,  1876;  d.  April  22, 

1885. 

2.  Gertrude  Amanda  Dudlev,  b.  Dec.  18,  1879;  d.  April 

22,  1885. 

3.  Horace  ClifTord  Dudley,  b.  Dec.  13,  1881. 

4.  Edmund  Francis  Dudley,  b.  April  14,  1885. 

5.  Raymond  Augur  Dudley,  b.  Feb.  18,  1890. 

6.  Paul  Whittier  Dudley,  b.  Sept.  28,  1892. 

iv.  Alfred  Henry  Augur  of  Middlefield,  Ct.,  b.  Feb.  5,  1855; 
m.,  May  20,  1880,  Anna  Elizabeth  Camp,  b.  Oct.  18,  1855, 
dau.  of  Charles  E.  Camp  and  Elizabeth  Hart  of  Durham, 
Ct.         Children  born  in  Middlef^eld,  Ct.: 
I.  Nellie  Hart  Augur,  b.  March  20,  1881. 

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2.  Frank  Camp  Augur,  b.  Oct.  21,  1884;  d.  Sept.  22, 

1888. 

3.  Ernest  Alfred  Augur,  b.  Aug.  23,  18SS. 

4.  Rose  Louise  Augur,  b.  Xov.  6,  1891. 

V.  Charles  Parmelee  Augur  of  Middlefield,  Ct.,  b.  Feb.  17,  1857; 
m.,  Nov.  iS,  1880,  Ida  Eulalie  Bradley,  b.  ^Marcli  29,  1857, 
dau.  of  John  Edward  Bradley  and  Harriet  Wilcox  of 
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Middlefield,  Ct.:' 

1.  Amy  Harriet  Augur,  b.  Oct.  26,  1882. 

2.  Edward  Wilcox  Augur,  b.  Aug.  21,  18S4. 

3.  Henry  Bradley  Augur,  b.  Nov.  9,  1S86. 

4.  Eugene  Augur,  b.  Sept.  30,  1889;  d.  Oct.  7,  1889. 


3G.  Abner^  Kirby  (Joseph*,  John^,  Joseph-,  John^),  born  Feb. 
21,  1757,  in  I\Iiddletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  Nov.  29, 
1789,  Anna  Plum,  born  Dec.  5,  1769,  daughter  of  Abraham  Plum 
of  Middletown,  Ct.  In  March,  1793,  he  became  a  resident  of  New 
Haven,  Ct.,  where  he  died  Oct.  31,  1804.  The  Plum  Genealogy 
states  that  his  widow,  Anna,  married  (2)  William  Waller  of  New 
Haven  and  died  Feb.  24,  1852,  aged  eighty-two  years  and  two 
months. 

[Abraham  Plum  removed  to  Canaan,  Ct.,  where  he  died  Sept. 
8,  1810.     He  married,  Nov.  16,  1756,  in  Middletown,  Ct.,  Anna 
White,  b.  June  25,  1735;  d.  Feb.  24,  1814,  dau.  of  Ebenezer  White 
of  Middletown,  Ct.,  and  Ann  Fiollister,  dau.  of  Joseph  and  }vlary 
Hollister  of  Glastonbury,  Ct.    Ebenezer  White,  b.  ]^Iay  22,  1707, 
in  Middletown,  was  the  youngest  son  of  Joseph  White  of  Middle- 
town,  Ct.,  b.  Feb.  20,  1677;  d.  Feb.  28,  1725,  and  Mary  Mould, 
dau.  of  Hugh  ^Mould  of  New  London,  Ct.    Joseph  White  was  the 
N'  youngest  son  of  Captain  Nathaniel  and  Elizabeth  White  of  Mid- 
dletown, and  grandson  of  Elder  John  White  of  Hartford,  Ct.] 
The  children  of  Abner  Kirby  and  Anna  Plum  were: 
i.  Anna  Kirby,  bapt.  Jan.  2^^,  I79i- 

ii,  !Merritt  Kirby,  bapt.  March  2^,  1792;  d.  Sept.  30,  1792. 
iii.  Selah  Kirby,  bapt.  May  11,  1794;  was  a  surgeon  of  the 
U.  S.  Army,  and  died  Oct.  7,  1819,  at  Fort  Bowyers, 
Ala. 
iv.  Harriet  Kirby,  bapt.  May  17,  1795;  d.  March  4.  1844; 
not  married. 
44.      v.  Emily  Kirby,  bapt.  Nov.  19,  1803;  rn.  Francis  L.  Hawks. 

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44,  Emily ^  Kirby  (Abner'^,  Joseph*,  John^,  Joseph^,  John^), 
baptized  Nov.  19,  1803,  in  New  Haven,  Ct.,  was  married,  Nov. 
26,  1823,  at  New  Haven,  Ct.,  by  the  Rev.  Dr.  Harry  Croswell,  to 
Francis  Lister  Hawks.  After  four  years  of  married  hfe  at  the 
South,  she  died,  in  New  Haven,  Ct.,  July  12,  1827,  aged  twenty- 
three  years.  Francis  L.  Hawks,  born  June  10,  179S,  in  Newbern, 
N.  C,  was  the  second  son  of  Francis  Hawks  and  JuHa  Stephens, 
daughter  of  Richard  Stephens  of  Ireland.  His  grandfather,  John 
Hawks,  came  to  North  Carolina  with  Governor  Tryon;  they  were 
warm  personal  friends  in  the  old  country,  and  they  determined 
to  share  their  fortunes  in  the  new.  He  was  educated  as  a  lawyer, 
and  it  was  while  studying  law  at  Litchfield,  Ct.,  that  he  met  his 
first  wife,  Emily  Kirby,  then  visiting  a  friend  at  that  place.  In 
1821,  and  before  his  first  marriage,  he  was  a  member  from  New- 
bern of  the  North  Carolina  Assembly,  where  he  attracted  atten- 
tion by  his  matchless  eloquence.  "  Perhaps  no  orator  ever  pos- 
sessed so  wonderful  a  voice.  It  was  pure,  flexible,  and  perfect 
in  tone,  from  the  highest  to  the  lowest  possible  human  note. 
With  his  magical  voice  and  action  there  was,  too,  a  noble  com- 
plement in  the  vivid  thought  of  the  speaker.  He  did  not  linger 
long  enough  at  the  bar  to  win  its  highest  honors;  but  in  holy 
orders,  which  he  was  shortly  to  assume,  he  became  national  in  his 
fame."  ("  History  of  North  Carolina,"  by  John  \V.  Moore,  \'ol. 
L,  p.  487.)  His  heart  was  not  really  in  the  legal  profession,  and 
his  young  wife's  declining  health  may  have  been  the  determining 
cause  of  his  change  of  vocation.  He  resolved  to  become  a  candi- 
date for  orders  in  the  Episcopal  Church,  and  studied  theology 
with  Rev.  William  Mercer  Greene,  afterward  Bishop  Greene,  tie 
was  ordered  Deacon  some  time  in  1827  by  Bishop  Ravenscroft, 
and  afterward  Priest  by  the  same. 

During  his  wife's  last  illness  at  New  Haven  he  had  become 
acquainted  with  her  minister,  the  Rev.  Harry  Croswell,  and  the 
latter  now  urged  him  to  become  his  associate.  He  accepted  this 
invitation,  and  on  April  25,  1829,  he  became  assistant  Rector  of 
Trinity  Church,  New  Haven,  Ct.  This  position  he  resigned,  not 
long  after,  to  become  Professor  of  Theology  in  Washington  Col- 
lege (now  Trinity  College,  Hartford).  From  this  position  he  was 
soon  called  to  become  Rector  of  St.  James'  Church  in  Philadelphia, 
and  the  following  year  was  called  to  New  York  City.  He  was 
Rector  of  the  Church  of  St.  Stephen,  and  then  of  St.  Thomas,  in 
New  York  City,  from  1831  until  1843;  o^  Christ  Church,  New 
Orleans,  La.,  1844-49;  of  Calvary  Church,  New  York  City,  1849- 

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62,  and  of  Christ  Church,  Baltimore,  1862-65.  In  1865  he  re- 
turned to  New  York  City,  where  he  died  Sept.  27,  1866.  Dr. 
Hawks  was  thrice  nominated,  or  elected,  Bishop.  At  the  General 
Convention  of  1835  the  House  of  Bishops  nominated  him  Mis- 
sionary Bishop  of  Louisiana  and  of  the  Territory  of  Arkansas 
and  Florida.  The  nomination  was  concurred  in  by  the  House  of 
Deputies,  but  Dr.  Kav/ks  declined  the  nomination.  He  was 
elected  Bishop  of  Mississippi  by  the  committee  of  that  diocese, 
but  in  the  General  Convention  of  1844  opposition  was  made;  the 
opposition  was  withdrawn,  but  Dr.  Hawks  declined  to  be  a  candi- 
date. In  1852  he  was  elected  Bishop  of  Rhode  Island,  but  de- 
clined the  position.  His  second  wife  was  Mrs.  Olivia  (Trowbridge) 
Hunt  of  Danbury,  Ct.,  by  whom  he  had  six  children. 

Children  of  Francis  L.  Hawks  and  Emily  Kirby: 
45.      i.  Julia  Ann  Hav.-ks,  b.  Oct.  16,  1825;  m.  Eaton  P.  Govan. 

ii.  William  Walter  Hawks,  b.  1S27;  d.,  1859,  in  San  Fran- 
cisco, Cal. 

45.  Julia  Ann^  Hawks  (Em.ily  Kirby*',  Abner^,  Joseph*,  John', 
Joseph-,  John^),  born  Oct.  16,  1825,  in  Hillsboro,  X.  C;  married, 
March  4,  1845,  Eaton  Pugh  Govan,  son  of  Andrew  Robison  Govan 
and  Mary  Pugh  Jones.  He  died  on  his  plantation  near  Alarianna, 
Ark.,  Feb.  14,  1881.  Julia  Hawks  Govan  died  April  15,  1872,  in 
Helena,  Ark.  Her  sister-in-law.  Miss  Bettie  J.  Govan  of  Colum.- 
bus.  Miss.,  from  whom  the  following  lineage  has  been  obtained, 
speaks  of  her  as  "  much  beloved  and  one  of  the  loveliest  and  most 
beautiful  of  her  sex." 

[Govan  Lineage: 

I.  Andrew  Govan,  the  ancestor  of  the  Govan  family  in  America, 
was  bom  in  Scotland,  on  the  Clyde.  Together  with  his  brother 
John  he  emigrated  early  in  the  eighteenth  century  to  South  Caro- 
lina and  settled  near  Charleston,  where  he  became  possessed  of  a 
large  landed  estate.  His  brother  John  died  in  1768,  unmarried. 
Andrew  Govan  died  in  1771.  He  married  Rachel  Rowe,  by  whom 
he  had  one  son. 

II.  Daniel  Govan,  who  died  in  early  manhood  at  his  home  near 
Columbia,  S.  C,  married  Louisa  Robison,  and  left  an  only  son. 

III.  Andrew  Robison  Govan,  born  Jan.  13,  1794,  in  Orange- 
burg District,  near  Columbia,  S.  C.  He  was  a  Member  of  Con- 
gress from  South  Carolina,  1825-27.  Pie  removed  about  1832 
to  Marshall  County,  Miss.,  and  died  June  27,   1841,  upon  his 

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plantation  in  that  county.  He  was  married,  March  lo,  1S25,  to 
Mary  Pugii  Jones,  born  Jan.  8,  1S02,  in  Xewbern,  X.  C;  died 
July  12,  1S8S,  in  MacComb  City,  Miss.  She  was  the  only  child 
of  George  :Morgan  Jones  of  Snow  Hill,  :Md.,  and  Sally 'Eaton 
Davies  of  Xorth  Carolina  (born  April  27,  17S3;  died  Fob.  19,  1802), 
and  was  adopted  by  her  great-uncle  Eaton  Pugh  of  Xortb.anipton 
County,  X.  C,  son  of  the  Rev.  John  Pugh  and  Xannie  Eaton,  and 
inherited  his  large  landed  estate. 

IV.  Eaton  Pugh  Govan,  son  of  the  preceding,  married,  March 
4,  1845,  Julia  Ann  Hawks.] 


Children  of  Eaton  P.  Govan  and  Julia  Ann  Hav.ks: 
i.  Francis  Hawks  Govan,  b.  Jan,  7,  1846,  in  Marshall  County, 
Miss.;  m.,  June  28,  1875,  ^^  Marianna.  Ark.,  Mildred 
Hewitt  Ford,  dau.  of  Charles  Flemming  Ford  and  Ikitie 
Hewitt.  He  is  now  Clerk  of  the  Circuit  Court  of  Lee 
County,  Ark.,  and  resides  at  Marianna,  Ark.        Children : 

1.  Bettie  Hewitt  Govan,  b.  X'ov.  15,  1876. 

2.  Laura  Pugh  Govan,  b.  Oct.  5,  1878. 

3.  Francis  Hawks  Govan,  b.  Sept.  17,  18S0. 

4.  Eaton  Pugh  Govan,  b.  Nov.  24,  18S2. 

5.  Charles  Ford  Govan,  b.  Aug.  5,  1892.  • 

ii.  Mary  Pugh  Govan,  b.  Oct.,  1847,  in  Marshall  County, 
Miss.;  m.,  in  1865,  at  Holly  Springs,  Miss.,  P.  E.  Chew. 
They  now  reside  in  Gibsland,  La.         Children: 

1.  Julia  Hawks  Chew,  b.  June  24,  1866;  m.,  Dec.  7, 

1886,  M.  K.  Upshaw  of  Helena,  Ark.  Chil- 

dren: (i)  Xelia,  b.  Oct.  20,  1887;  (2)  Mary,  b. 
May  9,  1889;  (3)  Annie,  b.  May  19,  1891. 

2.  Edward  Govan  Chew,  b.  Sept.  8,  1867. 

3.  Frisley  Freeland  Chew,  b.  Oct.  9,  1S69;  d.  July  31, 

1890. 

4.  Ralph  Chew,  b.  Sept.  27,  1872. 

5.  William  Roberts  Chew,  b.  Xov.,  1873;  d.  July,  1878. 

6.  Francis  Hawks  Chew,  b.  May  9,  1875. 

7.  Carrie  Elizabeth  Chew,  b.  May  8,  1877. 

8.  Mary  Pugh  Chew,  b,  Oct.  26,  1879. 

9.  Eva  P.ogert  Chew,  b.  Oct.  i,  18S8. 

iii.  Andrew  Robison  Govan,  b.  March  20,  1849,  in  ^L-irshall 
County,  Miss.;  m.,  1870,  at  Helena.  Ark.,  Mattie  Lam- 
bert, b.,  1853,  in  Henderson,  Ky.,  dau.  of  Robert  Lam- 
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bert  of  Helena,  Ark.,  and  Mary  Moore.    He  is  a  farmer, 
and  lives  in  Helena,  Ark.         Children: 

1.  Mary  Moore  Govan,  b.  Nov.  19,  1S71 ;  m.,  June  15. 

1892,  Elmer  West.    They  have  one  child,  Hattie 
Whayne  West. 

2.  Julia  Hawks  Govan,  b.  Sept.  14,  1S77. 

3.  Lamson  ]\Ioore  Govan,  b.  Jan.  17,  1882;  d.  May  10, 

1882. 

4.  Robert  Lambert  Govan,  b.  July  28,  1884;  d.  Nov. 

9,  1884. 

5.  Maggie  Govan,  b.  Sept.  13,  1886;  d.  June  6,  1SS7. 

6.  Maggie  Tappan  Govan,  b.  Oct.  11,  1890. 

iv.  Eaton  Pugh" Govan,  b.  April  19,  185 1,  in  Holly  Springs, 
Miss.;  m.,  Oct.  28,  1880,  Florence  Gist,  b.  March  15, 
1861,  dau.  of  Thomas  Gist  of  Union,  S.  C,  and  Mary 
Bogan.  He  is  a  travelling  salesman,  and  lives  at  ^Mem- 
phis,  Tenn.         Children: 

1.  Joseph  F.  Govan,  b.  Jan.  12,  18S2,  in  Helena,  Ark. 

2.  Ida  Quarles  Govan,  b.  Oct.  i,  1883,  in  Marianna, 

Ark. 

3.  Eaton  Pugh  Govan,  b.  June  20,  1887,  in  Helena, 

Ark. 

4.  Mabel  Hawks  Govan,  b.  Aug.  i,  1888,  in  Helena, 

Ark. 

V.  William  Lister  Govan,  b.  Oct.  30,  1854;  d.  April  6,  1872. 

vi.  Emily  Kirby  Govan,  b.  Feb.  10,  i860,  in  Holly  Springs, 
Miss.;  m.,  May  28,  1879,  at  Marianna,  Ark.,  T.  C.  Mer- 
win,  b.  Dec.  25,  1845,  in  Louisville,  Ky.  They  live  in 
Forest  City,  Ark.         Children: 

1.  Mary  Merwin,  b.  July  16,  1881,  in  Marianna,  Ark. 

2.  Eaton  Govan  Merwin,  b.  July  12,  1883;  d.  May 

9,  1885. 

3.  William  Lister  Merwin,  b.  June  11,  1886,  in  Little 

Rock,  Ark. 

4.  Georgia  Merwin,  b.  April  12,  1894. in  Marianna,  Ark. 
vii.  Laura  Maria  Govan,  b.  April,  1862;  d.  Aug.  25,  1871. 


37.  Hezekiah'^  Kirby  (Joseph*,  John^  Joseph%  John^),  born 
March  23,  1761,  in  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses;  "  married,  May 
2,  1790,  Lucretia  Stocking,  baptized  Feb.  17,  1769,  daughter  of 
Zebulon  Stocking  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  and  Martha  Edwards.    She 

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died  in  Middletown,  Ct.,  April  23,  1796.     Hezekiah  Kirby  died 
Dec.  3,  i8^y,  in  Sheffield,  Mass. 

[Zebulon  Stocking,  bapt.  April  4,  1742;  d.  April  15,  1783,  was 
the  son  of  Elisha  Stocking  (b.  March  25,  1714,  son  of  Daniel 
Stocking-  and  Jane  ^Mould)  by  his  second  wife,  :Margery  Wilcox, 
dau.  of  Francis,  whom  he  married  Feb.  15,  1740,  and  so  was  half- 
brother  to  Lucy  Stocking,  who  married  Thomas  Kirby.  He 
married,  April  9  (or  16),  1765,  Martha  Edwards,  b.  1744,  dau.  of 
David  Edwards  and  Mary  Butler,  dau.  of  Joseph  Buder  of  Middle- 
town,  Ct.] 

Children  of  Hezekiah  Kirby  and  Lucretia  Stocking: 

46.  i.  George  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  24,  1791;  m.  Fanny  Potter. 

47.  ii.  Hiram  Kirby,  b.  July  8,  1793;  m.  Betsy  Bedartha. 

48.  iii.  Lucretia  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  12,  1795;  m.  James  Parks. 

46.  George®  Kirby  (Hezekiah^  Joseph*,  John^  Joseph^ 
John^),  born  Feb.  24,  1791,  in  Middletowai  "  Upper  Houses." 
He  resided  first  in  Great  Barrington,  Mass.,  where  his  first  child 
was  bom.  In  1814  he  removed  to  Nichols,  Tioga  County,  N.  Y., 
then  a  new  settlement.  He  was  a  shoemaker  and  tanner,  and 
labored  industriously  in  his  calling  until  a  few  years  before  his 
death.  In  his  latter  years  he  was  very  deaf,  not  having  heard  it 
thunder  for  many  years.  He  married,  in  18 12,  Frances  Potter, 
born  April  16,  1795,  daughter  of  Job  Potter  of  Alford,  },Iass.,  and 
Mary  Bradley. 

The  following  account  of  his  singular  marriage  with  Miss  Pot- 
ter has  been  furnished  by  ]Mrs.  Jennie  H.  Ryan  of  Denver,  Col., 
a  granddaughter  of  George  Kirby's  only  sister,  Lucretia.  "  Dur- 
ing a  terrible  New  England  snowstorm  two  or  three  coaches  met 
at  a  farmhouse  in  the  Berkshire  Hills  and  were  forced  to  stay 
until  the  storm  abated.  While  the  hospitable  host  and  hostess 
did  their  utmost  to  entertain  the  elder  guests,  the  younger  ones 
were  beguiled  by  the  host's  troop  of  rosy-cheeked  daughters  to 
play  games  and  have  a  merry  time  generally.  When  all  the  games 
had  been  played,  someone  proposed  a  mock  marriage.  After  a 
little  discussion,  they  agreed  to  draw  lots  to  see  who  should  be 
the  participants.  The  lots  fell  to  George  Kirby  and  Fanny  Potter, 
both  of  whom  had  entered  into  the  spirit  of  the  evening  with  a 
keen  zest;  and  they,  notwithstanding  they  had  never  met  before 
that  night,  announced  themselves  as  ready  and  only  waiting  for 
a  clergyman.  One  and  another  offered  their  services,  but  no  one 
was  able  to  remember  the  ceremony.    Finally  a  '  seedy  individual ' 

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was  procured  from  some  place,  who  knew  the  ceremony  only  too 
well,  and  they  were  soon  pronounced  man  and  wife  amid  the 
shouts  and  laughter  of  their  gay  companions.  As  soon  as  the 
storm  broke  the  travellers  proceeded  on  their  way.  But  the  sur- 
prise and  indignation  of  all  parties  can  better  be  imagined  than 
described  on  receiving  notice  that  the  marriage  was  legal  and 
binding.  The  'seedy  individual'  was  a  magistrate!  George 
Kirby,  who  was  engaged  to  marry  a  very  dear  friend  of  his  only 
sister,  found  himself  in  a  very  awkward  position,  and  Miss  Potter 
equally  so.  Consultation  after  consultation  v;as  held.  Mr.  Potter 
used  all  his  influence  to  have  the  marriage  set  aside  but  to  no 
avail.  Divorces  were  not  granted  without  a  cause  in  those  days, 
and  the  grim  New  England  laws  knew  no  such  word  as  '  fun.' 
So  they  wisely  made  the  best  of  a  bad  matter,  and  were  man  and 
wife  in  earnest  as  they  had  been  in  fun."  George  Kirby  died  Jan. 
I,  1864,  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.  Frances,  his  widow,  died  there  April 
5,  1872. 

[Job  Potter,  b.  Dec.  i,  1751;  d.  Oct.  4,  1827,  in  Alford,  Mass. 
He  removed  from  Hampden  County,  Mass.,  to  Great  Barrington 
in  1792.  The  Potter  Genealogy'  says  that  he  was  the  son  of  John 
Potter,  b.  1706;  d.  Tvlarch  10,  1784  (Joseph,  William),  and  Esther 
Lines,  b.  1709;  d.  1773,  dau.  of  Joseph  Lines  of  New  Haven,  Ct., 
who  were  married  in  1731.] 

Children  of  George  Kirby  and  Fanny  Potter: 

i.  Mary  Bradley  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  14,  18 13,  in  Great  Bar- 
rington, jNIass.;  m.  George  Wilson,  a  merchant  of 
Great  Barrington.  She  died  Aug.,  1848,  and  Mr. 
Wilson  Feb.,  185 1.  They  had  four  children,  who 
died  without  issue. 

49.  ii.  Job  Potter  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  3,  1815;  m.  Jemima  Cool- 

baugh. 
iii.  Carohne  M.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  16,  1818,  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  Aug.  18,  1847,  Mark  Drake  of  Nichols,  N.  Y. 
He  died  Oct.   10,   1858;  Caroline,  his  widow,  died 
July  14,  18S0,  in  Jermyn,  Pa.    They  had  one  child: 
I.  Mary  Kirby  Drake,  b.  Sept.  3,  1848;  m.,  July  8, 
1873,  Hiram  Neal  of  Jermyn,  Pa.         Chil- 
dren: (i)  Harry,  b.  April  12,  1874;  (2)  Frank, 
b.  Nov.  30,  1878. 
iv.  Esther  P.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  27,  1821;  d.  in  infancy. 

50,  V.  Selim  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  16,  1824;  m.  Harriet  L.  Cady. 
vi.  George  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  in  infancy. 

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vii.  Frances  Kirby,  b.  June  i,  1827;  m.,  June  9,  185 1,  Na- 
thaniel Clapp  Harris,  b.  March  15,  1820,  in  Athens, 
Pa.,  son  of  Alpheus  Harris  and  Betsy  Clapp.  Frances 
Kirby  Harris  died  Feb.  10,  1861,  and  Mr.  Harris 
married  (2)  Sarah  Kirby,  the  sister  of  his  first  wife. 
Nathaniel  C.  Harris  is  now  residing  in  Athens,  Pa. 
He  is  a  banker,  and  the  President  of  the  First  National 
Bank  of  that  city. 

[Alpheus  Flarris,  b.  July  17,  1765,  in  Goshen,  N.  Y. ; 
d.  April  2,  1850,  in  Athens,  Pa.,  was  the  son  of  Jona- 
than* Harris  (Jonathan^,  James-,  James^  of  Boston, 
Mass.),  b.  June,  1739,  in  Colchester  (Salem  parish), 

Ct.,  and  Lodemia  Tozier  (b. ;  d.  Sept.  16,  1831 ; 

m.  to  Jonathan  Harris,  April  13,  1761).  Jonathan 
Harris  removed  to  Goshen,  N.  Y.,  thence  to  New- 
burgh,  N.  Y.,  and  finally,  in  1789,  to  Athens,  Pa., 
where  he  died,  Aug.  14,  1820,  possessed  of  a  large  es- 
tate. Alpheus  Harris  m.,  1813,  Betsy  Clapp,  b.  Nov. 
2,  1786,  in  Dutchess  County,  N.  Y.;  d.  Nov.  2,  1823.] 
Children: 

1.  Lizzie  Harris,  b.  June  3,  1852;  d.  June,  1859. 

2.  Francis  Kirby  Harris,  b.  Feb.  17,  1857;  m.,  Oct., 

1892,  Sarah  Heller  Wilson,  dau.  of  William 
Wilson  and  Angeline  Hale.  Children:  (i) 
Frances  Kirby  Harris,  b.  June,  1894;  (2) 
Thomas  Wilson,  b,  Aug.  2,  1895;  (3)  Ellen 
Wilson,  b.  July  15,  1898. 

3.  Katharine  Harris,  b.  April  15,  i860. 

51.     viii.  Henry  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  3,  1830;  m.  Phoebe  D.  Merchant. 
ix.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  April  7,  1832;  m.,  Nov.  3,  1863,  Na- 
thaniel Clapp  Harris  of  Athens,  Pa.    They  have  one 
child: 

I.  Louise  S.  Harris,  b.  July  29,  1866;  m.,  Jan.  25, 
1889,  John  W.  Miner  of  Jackson,  Mich. 

X.  Hiram  Kirby,  b. ;  d,  in  infancy. 

xi.  Myra  P.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  30,  1836;  d.  March  25,  1872; 

not  married. 
xii.  Lucretia  Kirby,  b.  July  3,  1839;  m.,  Oct.  26,  1875,  W'ar- 
ren  A.  Smith.    He  is  a  farmer,  and  lives  in  Nichols. 
N,  Y.,  on  the  old  homestead  of  George  Kirby  and  in 
the  house  built  by  the  latter  in  1827.         Children: 
I.  Myra  Ella  Smith,  b,  Feb.  20,  1877. 

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2.  Jessie  Smith,  b.  June  13,  1879;  d.  July  21,  1S79. 

3.  Sarah  Harris  Smith,  b.  Jan.  20,  1884. 

49.  Job  Potter'^  Kirby  (George'^,  Hczekiah^,  Josepli*,  John'', 
Joseph',  John^),  bom  Dec.  3,  181 5,  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.,  removed 
to  Towanda,  Pa.,  in  1839,  and  to  Alameda,  Cal.,  1885.  He  is  a 
capitalist,  and  now  resides  at  Alameda.  Cal.  He  was  married  four 
times:  married  (i),  Feb.  21,  1842,  Jemima  Coolbaugh,  who  died 
July  14,  1850;  married  (2),  May  12,  1852,  Mary  Ann  Strickland, 
daughter  of  Stephen  Strickland,  Sr.,  of  Wysox,  Pa.,  who  died 
June  21,  1861;  married  (3),  Dec.  11,  1862,  Mrs.  Mary  (Spicer) 
Gulp,  who  died  Oct.  12,  1883;  married  (4),  May  13,  1S88,  Martha 
Elsbree.         Ghildren: 

i.  Frances  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  11,  1842,  at  Towanda,  Pa.;  m., 
June  7,  1864,  Edwin  Alexander  Spaulding,  b.  Jan.  20, 
1840,  at  Athens,  Pa.,  eldest  son  of  Alexander  Hanson 
Spaulding  and  Glara  Gornshier  of  Athens,  Pa.  ^Ir. 
Edwin  A.  Spaulding  was  a  bank  cashier.  He  died  Oct. 
14,  1885.         Ghildren: 

1.  Robert   Hanson   Spaulding,   b.   Oct.    5,    1865;   m. 

Jessie  Larroway. 

2.  Edwin  Alexander  Spaulding,  b.  Feb.  21,  1873,  at 

Wilkesbarre,  Pa. 

3.  Mary  Spaulding,  b.  June  15,  1877,  at  Wilkesbarre, 

Pa. 
ii.  George  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  17,  1844,  in  Towanda,  Pa.;  m.,  Oct., 
1877,  Mrs.  L.  M.  Moody.     He  lives  at  Scranton,  Pa. 
One  child: 

I.  Dale  Kirby. 
iii.  Anna  Rosaltha  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  6,  1845,  in  Towanda,  Pa.; 
m.,  Aug.  20,  1866,  at  Tipton,  la.,  Gharles  Hammond, 
b.  April  29,  1839,  at  Guilford,  Me.,  son  of  Willard  and 
Susan  Hammond  of  Tipton,  la.     Mr.  Hammond  is  a 
...  real  estate  broker,  and  lives  at  Lincoln,  Neb.         Ghil- 

dren, all  born  in  Tipton,  la.: 

1.  Kirby  Hammond,  b.  Jan.  14,  1869;  m.,  Feb.   18, 

1887,  in  Marysville,  Kan.,  Alice  K.  Mason.  He 
died  Feb.  2,  1889,  at  Lawrence,  Neb.,  leaving 
one  child:  (i)  Helen  Kirby  Hammond,  b.  Jan. 
15.  1889. 

2.  Willard  Hammond,  b.  Feb.  7,  1871. 

3.  Maud  Hammond,  b.  March  19,  1873. 

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4.  Charles  Potter  Hammond,  b.  July  30,  1875. 

5.  Clara  Hammond,  b.  Aug.  2^,  1878. 

6.  Anna  Hammond,  b.  Aug-.  22,  1881. 

iv.  Clarence  Theodore  Kirby,  b.  May  30,  1848,  in  Towanda, 
Pa.;  m.,  Oct.  11,  187 1,  Hester  Rogers,  dau.  of  L.  C. 
Rogers  of  Frankfort,  N.  Y.  He  is  a  druggist,  and  lives 
in  Towanda,  Pa.         Children : 

1.  Edna  Louisa  Kirby,  b.  May  27,  1876. 

2.  Mary  Frances  Kirby,  b.  May  13,  1879. 

V.  Emily  Fclton  Kirby,  b.  May  27,  1850,  in  Towanda,  Pa.; 
m.,  Nov.  17,  1875,  Frank  W.  Read  of  Towanda,  Pa.,  b. 
June  4,  1848,  in  Auburn,  Me.,  son  of  R.  F.  and  Rebecca 
C.  Read.  He  is  a  merchant,  and  now  resides  in  Alameda, 
Cal.         Children: 

1.  Rachel  Kirby  Read,  b.  Dec.  26,  1877. 

2.  Frances  Read,  b.  May  30,  1890. 

vi.  Maud  Mary  Kirby,  b.  June  28,  1853,  in  Towanda,  Pa.;  m., 
Aug.  27,  1876,  Enoch  S.  Davies.         Children: 

1.  Stephen  Enoch  Davies,  b.  Sept.  20,  1877. 

2.  Sarah  Isabella  Davies. 

3.  Mary  Emily  Davies. 

vii.  Stephen  S.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  14,  1858. 

viii.  Helen  Kirby,  b.  June  14,  1861,  in  Towanda,  Pa.;  m.,  Dec. 
II,  1878,  John  E.  Ward.  They  now  reside  in  Armour- 
dale,  Kan.         Children: 

1.  J.  P.  Kirby  Ward,  b.  Sept.,  1879. 

2.  John  Edward  Ward,  b.  Aug.,  1882. 
ix.  Martha  lone  Kirby,  b.  April  2,  1889. 

50.  Selim^  Kirby  (George^  Hezekiah',  Joseph*,  John',  Jo- 
seph^, John^)  of  Waverly,  N.  Y.;  born  Jan.  16,  1824,  in  Nichols, 
N.  Y.;  married,  Dec.  19,  1852,  Harriet  L.  Cady,  born  April  i, 
1825,  daughter  of  Eleazer  Cady  and  Mary  Marsh.  He  was  a 
banker  at  Waverly,  N.  Y.  He  died  Aug.  3,  1887,  in  Nichols,  N.  Y. 
Harriet  L.  Kirby  died  March  10,  1897.         Children: 

i.  Mary  Frances  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  18,  1853,  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  Aug,  20,  1879,  W.  C.  McLean,  son  of  Ebenezer  Mc- 
Lean. He  is  a  banker,  and  lives  at  Menomonee,  Wis. 
Children: 

1.  Marguerite  L.  McLean,  b.  Aug.  24,  1881, 

2.  Selim  Kirby  McLean,  b.  July  26,  1884;  d.  Sept.  26, 

1884. 

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3.  Jessie  K.  McLean,  b.  Aug.  29,  1894. 

ii.  Margaret  Kirby,  b.  April  20,  1855;  d.  IVIarch  13.  i860. 

iii.  Allen  Barstow  Kirby,  b.  April  10,  1857,  at  Nichols,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  April  7,  1881,  Margaret  A.  Ciapp,  b.  Nov.  27,  i860, 
dau.  of  Henry  Clay  Clapp  of  Waveriy,  N.  Y.,  and  Mary 
E.  Cornelison.  He  is  a  merchant,  and  agent  of  D.,  L.  & 
W.  R.  R.  at  Nichols,  N.  Y.  They  have  one  son: 
I.  Harry  Clay  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  25,  1882. 

iv.  William  Dvvight  Kirby,  b.  March  24,  1859,  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  June  3,  1890,  Eunice  Dunham,  dau.  of  Charles  Dun- 
ham of  Nichols,  N.  Y.,  and  Lizzie  Johnston.  He  is  a 
bookkeeper,  and  lives  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.         Children: 

1.  Barbara  Kirby,  b.  April  30,  1891. 

2.  Charles  Selim  Kirby,  b.  June  14,  1895. 

V.  Nathaniel  Harris  Kirby,  b.  April  3,  1861 ;  m.,  June  19,  1895, 
Rebecca  B.  Johnson,  dau.  of  Charles  R.  Johnson  and 
Ellen  Shepard.  He  graduated  from  the  Medical  School 
of  the  New  York  University  in  1884,  and  is  now  practising 
his  profession  in  Peabody,  Alass. 

51.     Henry^  Kirby  (George",  Hezekiah',  Joseph*,  John',  Jo- 
seph^,  John^/,  born  Jan.  3,  1830,  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.    He  was  by  oc- 
cupation a  farmer,  and  resided  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.,  until  1868,  when 
he  removed  to  Athens,  Pa.,  where  he  died  May  14,  1882.     He 
married  (i),  March   i,   1854,  Phoebe  D.  :Merchant,  born  1834, 
daughter  of  Sylvanus  Merchant  and  Maria  Spaulding  of  Newark 
Valley,  Tioga  County,  N.  Y.    She  died  Nov.  21,  187 1,  aged  thirty- 
seven  years.    He  married  (2),  Dec.  3,  1874,  Mrs.  Elizabeth  (Mer- 
chant) Smith,  a  sister  of  his  first  wife. 
Children  by  his  first  wife: 
i.  Jessie  Kirby,  b.  July  30,  1856,  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.;  m.,  Sept. 
29,  1880,  at  Athens,  Pa.,  Rev.  Howard  Cornell,  b.  Sept. 
10,  1840,  sen  of  Merret  L  Cornell  and  Mercie  W.  How- 
ard of  New  York.    He  was  graduated  from  Union  College 
1865,  and  from  Union  Theological  Seminary  1868;  was 
ordained  March  17,  1874.    He  is  now  settled  as  pastor  of 
the  Presbyterian   Church  in  Seneca  Falls,   N.   Y.     No 
children. 
ii.  Henry  Irwin  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  14,  1859;  d.  July  29,  1859. 
iii.  Frances  Harris  Kirby,  b.  March  14,  1865.  in  Nichols,  N.  Y.; 
'  m.,  Feb.  20,  1883,  in  Waveriy,  N.  Y.,  Frank  Gillett  Mc- 
Mahon,  b.  Aug.  27,  1S62,  in  Hornbrook,  Pa.,  only  child 
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of  John  Porter  ISIc^^Iahon  and  Ellen  Gillett.  He  is  an 
inspector  of  construction  of  iron  and  steel,  and  is  at  pres- 
ent manager  of  a  civil  engineering  company  in  Cleveland, 
O.,  where  he  now  resides.    They  had  one  child: 

I.  Pauline  McMahon,  b.  :May  23,  18S5;  d-  July  5,  1885. 
iv.  George  Guy  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  27,  1866;  is  a  chemist  at  Pitts- 
burg, Pa,;  not  married. 


47.  Hiram^  Kirby  (Hezekiah^  Joseph^  John^  Joseph^  John^), 
born  July  8,  1793,  in  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses."  He  was  a 
farmer,  and  lived  in  Sheffield,  Mass.,  where  he  died,  by  accidental 
poisoning,  July  4,  1866.  He  married,  Dec.  3,  1819,  Betsy  Bedartha, 
daughter  of  ]\Iajor  Luther  Bedartha  and  Terzy  Kent.  She  died 
Aug.  2,  1880.         Children: 

i.  Alonzo  Kirby,  b.  July  3,  1820,  in  Sheffield,  Mass.;  d.  in 

Oregon,  Aug.  6,  1863;  not  married. 
ii.  Lucretia  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  25,  1822,  in  Sheffield,  :Mass.;  m., 
Feb.  12,  1862,  Joseph  Canfield  of  Sheffield,  Mass.         Chil- 
dren: 

1,  Josephine  Canfield,  b.  Feb.,  1865. 

2.  Charles  Canfield.  b.  July,  1867. 

iii.  Mary  Jane  Kirby,  b.  July  20,  1826,  in  Sheffield,  ]Mass.;  m., 
Oct.  17,  1842,  Harvey  Holmes  of  Great  Barrington,  Mass., 
b.  Jan.  22,  1800,  in  Sheffield,  Mass.,  son  of  Lothrop 
Holmes  and  Eunice  Evarts.  Harvey  Holmes  died  Oct. 
14,  1888,  in  Great  Barrington,  Mass.  His  widow  is  now 
residing  with  her  daughter  in  Washington,  D.  C.  Chil- 
dren: 

1.  Frank  Harvey  Holmes,  b.  Aug.  22,  1850,  in  Great 

Barrington,  Mass.;  m.,  Feb.  22,  1872,  Mary  S. 
Ball  of  Newark,  N.  J. ;  no  children. 

2.  George  Kirby  Holmes,  b.  May  10,  1856,  in  Great 

Barrington,  Mass.;  m.,  April  27,  1898,  Lilian  K. 
C.  Hunter  of  Virginia,  dau.  of  John  Chapman 
Hunter  and  Emma  Biscoe.  He  is  a  statistician  in 
the  service  of  the  U.  S.  Government,  and  is  now- 
residing  at  Washington,  D.  C. 

3.  Nellie  L.  Holmes,  b.  Oct.  31,  1858,  in  Great  Bar- 

rington, Mass.;  m.,  Oct.  12,  1887,  Frederick  W. 
Crocker  of  New  York  City,  b.  Aug.  22,  1849;  d. 
1889,  son  of  William  Crocker  and  Naomi  Quimby. 
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She  is  now  living  in  Washington,  D.  C.     One 
child:    (i)  George  Holmes  Crocker,  b.  Feb.  14, 
1889. 
iv.  George  H.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  15,  1830,  in  Sheffield,  :Mass.;  m., 
May  31,  1S65,  at  Sheffield,  :Mass.,  Jemima  M.  Bartholo- 
mew, dau,  of  Andrew  Bartholomew  and  Abigail  Savage. 
He  is  a  farmer,  and  lives  in  Sheffield,  ISIass.         Children : 

1.  John  H.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  13,  1866,  in  Sheffield,  Mass.; 

m.,  Oct.  2,  1890,  at  Barry,  Pike  County,  111.,  Liz- 
zie Lyons.     He  is  now  living  in  Barry,  111. 

2.  George  Kirby,  b.  June  16,  186S,  in  Sheffield,  r^Iass.; 

m..  May  30,  1894,  at  Sheffield,  Mass.,  Mary  H. 
Cande  of  Sheffield.  He  is  now  living  in  Hart- 
ford, Ct. 

3.  Frank  Kirby,  b.  July  24,  1870,  in  Sheffield,  Mass. 

4.  Joseph  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  8,  1872,  in  Sheffield,  :Mass. 
V.  Norman  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  6,  1834;  d.  Aug.  i,  1862;  not  married. 

vi.  Helen  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  9.  1838,  in  Sheffield,  Mass.;  m.,  April 
5,  1871,  at  Great  Barrington,  Mass.,  John  C.  Holmes  of 
Johnstown,  N.  Y.  She  died  Oct.  8,  1880,  at  Great  Bar- 
rington, iMass.,  leaving  one  daughter: 

I.  Jennie  E.  Holmes,  b.  April  8,  1872,  in  Johnstown, 
N.  Y. 

48.  Lucretia^  Kirby  (Hezekiah^,  Joseph*,  John^  Joseph^, 
John^),  born  Aug.  12,  1795,  in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;" 
married,  Oct.  31,  1815,  James  Parks,  born  April  20,  1792,  in  Salis- 
bury, Ct.,  son  of  John  Parks  and  Desiah  Galusha  of  Salisbury,  Ct. 
He  was  a  hotel-keeper.  Fie  kept  a  hotel  in  Meadville,  Pa.',  and 
Detroit,  ]Mich.  In  1835  ^e  removed  to  Clinton,  oMich.,  where  he 
died  July  22,  1854.  Lucretia,  his  widow,  died  in  Clinton,  Mich., 
Nov.  9,  1884,  aged  eighty-nine  years.  Her  daughter,  'Mrs.  Owen 
Kelley,  writes  concerning  her  parents:  "Mr.  James  Parks  was 
the  poor  man's  friend.  Besides  rearing  his  large  family,  he 
adopted  two  children,  girls,  one  of  whom,  Louisa  Lincoln,  mar- 
ried a  wealthy  farmer  and  resides  in  Clinton,  Mich.  He  also 
supported  for  many  years  his  father  and  mother.  He  was  of  the 
best  disposition.  None  of  his  children  ever  saw  him  angry.  My 
mother  was  a  great  conversationalist,  and  her  memory  w^as  won- 
derful to  the  last."  One  of  the  grandchildren  writes:  "  My  grand- 
mother Lucretia  was  a  remarkably  bright  woman  and  during  her 
younger  years,  when  her  husband  was  in  the  hotel  business,  saw 

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a  great  many  of  the  prominent  people  of  those  days.  She  retained 
her  bright  mental  faculties  up  to  a  very  old  age,  dying  in  her  nine- 
tieth year.  She  was  a  great  reader;  was  thoroughly  posted  on  all 
subjects;  was  a  very  interesting  and  bright  talker,  and  was  loved 
by  all  who  knew  her." 

[John  Parks  was  the  son  of  James  Parks  of  Salisbury,  Ct.,  and 
Mary  Barnes.  He  was  born  Jan,  27,  1769,  in  Salisbury,  Ct.,  and 
died  July  28,  1850,  in  Bridgewater,  Mich.  He  married,  March  3, 
1791,  in  Salisbury,  Ct.,  Disea  (or  Desiah)  Galusha,  b.  Dec.  3, 
1772  (or  1771),  in  Salisbury,  Ct.;  d.  -March  10,  1855,  in  Wheaton, 
111.,  dan.  of  Jacob  and  Disea  (or  Desiah)  Galusha,  who  died  Sept. 
28,  1775,  in  her  forty-third  year.  Jacob  Galusha  married  (2),  Feb. 
25,  1776,  Abigail  Porter  of  Norwich,  Ct.  Governor  Jonas  Galusha 
of  Vermont  was  a  son  of  Jacob  Galusha  by  his  second  wife.] 
Children  of  James  Parks  and  Lucretia  Kirby: 

i.  Jane  Catherine  Parks,  b.  Sept.  6,  1816,  in  Lyons,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  March  14,  1837,  in  Clinton,  Ivlich.,  William  A. 
Hawkins,  b.  April  7,  1812,  in  Medina,  N.  Y.  After 
his  marriage  he  removed  to  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  where 
he  was  proprietor  of  the  "  Lake  House,"  and  also  a 
member  of  the  Legislature.  In  May,  i860,  he  re- 
moved to  Colorado,  crossing  the  plains  in  an  ox- 
wagon.  He  was  at  different  times  justice,  sheriff,  and 
judge.  He  died  in  Salida,  Col.,  March  19,  18S8.  His 
first  wife  died  Aug.  25,  1850,  in  Milwaukee,  Wis., 
and  he  married  (2)  her  sister,  Desiah.  Children 
of  William  A.  Hawkins  and  Jane  C.  Parks: 

1.  Adelaide  Frances  Flawkins,  b.  March  10,  1848; 

d.  Aug.  22,  1850,  in  Milwaukee,  Wis. 

2.  Jennie  Hawkins,  b.  June  23,  1850,  in  Milwaukee, 

Wis.;  m.,  Feb.  4,  1879,  in  Cleora,  Col.,  Alfred 
T.  Ryan,  b.  Sept.  6.  1846,  in  Alexandria,  Va., 
son  of  Thomas  Ryan  and  }*Iargaret  McFarland 
of  Areola,  Loudon  County,  Va.  Mr.  Ryan 
lived  in  Salida,  Col.  He  was  killed  in  a  rail- 
road collision  near  Salida,  June  6,  1887.  His 
widow  resides  in  Denver,  Col.  Children: 

(i)  Pearl  M.  Ryan,  b.  Aug.  14,  1882;  d.  Sept. 
5,  1882;   (2)  William  Franklin  Ryan,  b.  Oct. 
10,  1883. 
ii.  Desiah  Parks,  b.  Aug.  9,  1818,  in  Salisbury,  Ct.;  m., 
Oct.  24,  1851,  at  Bridgewater,  Mich.,  as  his  second 

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wife,  William  A.  Hawkins,  the  husband  of  her  de- 
ceased sister  Jane.  She  died  in  Salida,  Col.,  Aug. 
13,  1889.         Children: 

1.  William  F,  Hawkins,  b.  Oct.  12,  1852;  d.  March 

27,  1853,  in  Milwaukee,  Wis. 

2.  Passens  A.  Hawkins,  b.  Feb.  5,  1854;  d.  Oct.  9, 

1854,  in  Milwaukee,  Wis. 

3.  Charles  A.  Hawkins,  b.  Nov.  20,  1855,  in  Mil- 

waukee, Wis.;  m.,  March  13,  1881,  at  Salida, 
Col.,  Adela  i\I.  Mackey,  b.  Sept.  14,  1S64,  in 
Louisiana,  Mo.,  dau.  of  Capt.  Joseph  and 
Williamna  jMackey  of  Louisiana,  Mo.  He  is 
now  engaged  in  mining  at  Cripple  Creek,  Col. 
His  wife  died  Feb.  9,  1886,  in  Salida,  Col. 
Children:  (i)  Clarence  Albert,  b.  June  20, 
1882;  (2)  Joseph  Mackey,  b.  Sept.  21,  1883; 
d.  June  5,  1884;  (3)  Carrie  Adela,  b.  Nov.  22, 
1884. 

4.  Mattie  Louise  Hawkins,  b.   Dec.  2,    1857;  d. 

Sept.  3,  1880,  at  Cleora,  Col. 

5.  James  Williams  Hawkins,  b.  Nov.  13,  1859;  d. 

Sept.  20,  1878,  at  Ouray,  Col. 

52.  iii.  John  Cole  Parks,  b.  Feb.  13,  182 1;  m.  Mary  (Drew) 

Green. 

53.  iv.  Frances  E.  Parks,  b.  Oct.  19,  1823;  m.  Joseph  Kies. 

V.  Myron  Parks,  b.  Aug.  10,  1826;  d.  young. 
vi.  James  W.  Parks,  b.  Nov.  26,  1827,  in  Erie,  Pa.;  m.  Jane 
Lingo.    He  died  July  14,  1877,  in  Jacob  City,  Utah. 
No  children. 

vii.  George  A.  Parks,  b.  Jan.  18,  1830;  d.  young. 

viii.  Caroline  Lucretia  Parks,  b.  June  8,  1832,  in  Detroit, 
Mich.;  m.,  April  9,  1861,  Dr.  Owen  Kelley,  son  of 
Francis  and  Ann  Kelley  of  Perth,  Upper  Canada. 
Dr.  Kelley  studied  medicine  in  Canada,  and  practised 
his  profession  in  Adelphi,  la.;  Denver,  Col.;  St.  Louis, 
Mo.,  and  Little  Rock,  Ark,  He  went  to  California  in 
1850.  While  there,  engaged  in  buying  cattle,  and 
displaying  considerable  money  at  a  ranch,  two  men 
followed  him  and  shot  him  through  the  left  shoulder, 
leaving  him  for  dead.  Two  years  after  one  of  the 
men  was  hung  for  murder.  While  on  the  scaffold  he 
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Kelley.  He  died  Sept.  i6,  1880,  in  Little  Rock,  Ark. 
Mrs.  Caroline  Parks  Kelley  is  now  living  at  Bay 
City,  Mich.         Children: 

1.  George  Alfred  Kelley,  b.  Aug.  29,  1865,  in  Adel- 

phi,  la. ;  was  in  the  U.  S.  Navy,  on  the  U.  S.  S. 
"  Ranger "  ;  has  lately  been  diicharged  on 
account  of  ill-health. 

2.  Joseph  Kelley,  b.  Feb.  5,  1S67;  d.  Oct.  9,  1869, 

in  Bay  City,  Mich. 

3.  Eva  Lucretia  Kelley,  b.  July  11,  1869,  in  Oil 

Springs,  Canada. 

4.  Elizabeth  Louisa  Kelley,  b.  Dec.  25,  1871,  in 

Bay  City,  Mich.;  m.,  June  2,  1S97,  Dr.  M.  C. 
Sheehan  of  Detroit,  Mich. 
ix.  Josephine  Alida  Parks,  b.  Dec.  25,  1834,  in  Detroit, 
Mich.;  m.,  March  18,  1875,  in  Clinton,  ]\Iich.,  John 
Wilson,  b.  Feb.  i,  1829,  in  Stanton,  Ky.,  son  of  Will- 
iam Wilson  and  Pauline  Letcher  of  Lancaster,  Ky. 
He  is  clerk  of  the  District  Court,  and  resides  in  Cafion 
City,  Col.      They  have  one  child: 

I.  Fred.  Parks  Wilson,  b.  July  31,  1876. 
X.  Sarah  Cornelia  Parks,  b.  May  28,  1838;  d.  Aug.  26,  1838. 
xi.  Mary  Louisa  Parks,  b.  May  28,  1838;  d.  Dec,  1838. 

52.  John  Cole^  Parks  (Lucretia  Kirby«,  Hezekiah^  Joseph*, 
John^,  Joseph^,  John^),  born  Feb.  13,  1821,  in  Meadville,  Pa.;  mar- 
ried, June,  1848,  Mrs.  Mary  (Drew)  Green,  born  Sept.  15,  181 5, 
widow  of  Alonzo  Green  of  Alton,  111.,  and  daughter  of  Dr.  Chesley 
Drew  and  Sarah  Ayres  of  Newfield,  Me.  He  followed  his  father's 
vocation  as  a  hotel-keeper,  and  kept  successively  the  "  ]\Iassasoit 
House,"  Chicago,  111.;  "  Galena  House,"  Galena,  111.;  then,  in  St. 
Louis,  Mo.,  the  "  Virginia  Hotel,"  "  Olive  Street  Hotel,"  and 
finally  the  well-known  "  Lindell  Hotel  "  of  that  city.  He  died 
Oct.  10,  1875,  in  Plymouth,  Mass.  Mrs.  Parks  died  Feb.  4,  1895, 
in  Boston,  Mass.         Children: 

i.  John  H.  Parks,  b.  July  25,  1849,  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.;  m.,  May 
27,  1869,  in  Duxbury,  Mass.,  Nancy  Sprague  Loring,  b. 
May  2^,  1848,  in  Duxbury,  Mass,  dau.  of  Samuel  Loring 
and  Laura  Ann  Bartlett  Loring,  both  of  Duxbury,  Mass. 
He  was  a  manufacturer  of  rivets,  nails,  etc.,  and  treasurer 
of  the  Atlas  Tack  Corporation  of  Boston;  is  now  the 
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resides  at  Duxbury,  ^lass.,  on  the  Loring  estate  belong- 
ing to  his  wife.  The  old  Loring  mansion,  built  in  1738, 
is  still  in  an  excellent  state  of  preservation.         Children: 

1.  Laura  Loring  Parks,  b.  May  27,  1870,  in  Duxbury, 

Mass. ;  m.,  Sept.  19,  1894,  Thomas  Russell  of  Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

2.  Samuel  Loring  Parks,  b.  April  25,  1872;  m.,  Aug. 

13,  1895,  Anna  Mae  Ryall  of  Montreal,  Canada. 

3.  John  Ward  Parks,  b.  Dec.  3,   1879,  in  Plymouth, 

Mass. 

4.  Bettina  Loring  Parks,  b.  Dec.  27,  1884,  in  Boston, 

Mass. 

ii.  Charles  Todd  Parks,  b.  March  15,  1852,  in  St.  Louis,  :Mo.; 
m.,  Feb.  14,  1883,  in  New  York  City,  Emma  Lorette  Sil- 
ber,  b.  Aug.  30,  1862,  in  New  York  City.  He  was  a 
manufacturer  and  dealer  in  art  furniture  in  New  York 
City.    Is  now  retired.    No  children. 

iii.  Kate  Parks,  b.  Aug.  25,  1855,  in  Galena,  III.  Is  now  resid- 
ing with  her  brother  John  H.  Parks.    Not  married. 

[Loring  Lineage: 

I.  Dea.  Thomas  Loring  of  Hingham,  Mass.  He  came  from 
Axminster,  Co.  Devon,  England,  with  wife  Jane  Newton  and 
children  Thomas  and  John;  was  first  at  Dorchester,  and  afterward 
at  Hingham,  where  he  was  admitted  freeman  :\Iarch  3,  1636.  tie 
had  there:  Isaac,  b.  Jan.  22,  1640,  who  died  soon;  Josiah,  b.  Jan. 
9,  1642;  Joshua,  b.  1643,  ^'►■ho  died  soon;  Benjamin,  b.  Nov.  17, 
1644.  He  was  early  a  deacon.  He  removed  finally  to  Hull,  Ivlass., 
and  died  there  April  i,  1661.    His  wife  died  Aug.  25,  1672. 

II.  Thomas  Loring  of  Hull,  Mass.,  born,  in  England,  1629; 
died  1679;  married,  Dec.  13,  1657,  Hannah  Jacob,  baptized  Feb. 
23,  1640;  died  Oct.  20,  1720,  daughter  of  Nicholas  Jacob  of  Hing- 
ham, Mass.  Children:  Hannah,  b.  Aug.  9,  1664,  who  married 
Rev.  Jeremiah  Cushing;  Thomas  and  Deborah,  twins,  b.  March 
15,  1668,  of  whom  Deborah  married  John  Cushing;  David,  b. 
Sept.  15,  1671;  Caleb,  b.  June  9,  1674;  Abigail,  b.  1678,  who  died 
soon. 

III.  Lieutenant  Thomas  Loring  of  Duxbury,  born  March  15, 
1668;  died  Dec.  5,  1717;  married,  April  19,  1699,  Deborah,  born 
1678;  died  Nov.  30,  1753,  daughter  of  Hon.  John  Cushing.  Chil- 
dren: Thomas;  Joshua,  b.  1701;  Nathaniel,  b.  Aug.  21,  1704; 
Benjamin,  b.  Oct.  12,  1708;  Hannah,  and  Deborah. 

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IV.  Benjamin  Loring,  born  Oct,  12,  1708;  married,  Feb.  8, 
1739,  Anna  Alden,  born  June  14,  1716,  daughter  of  Colonel  John 
Alden  and  Harriet  Briggs,  daughter  of  Captain  John  Briggs  and 
Abigail  Hallett.  (Colonel  John  Alden  was  the  son  of  Captain 
Jonathan  Alden,  and  grandson  of  the  Hon.  John  Alden  and  Pris- 
cilla  .Mullins.) 

V.  Captain  Samuel  Loring,  born  May  11,  1747;  died  Oct.  16, 
1816;  married,  Dec.  25,  1777,  Prudence  Chapman. 

VI.  Samuel  Loring,  born  July  17,  1798;  married,  Oct.  6,  1819, 
Nancy  Sprague,  daughter  of  Hon.  Seth  Sprag-ue. 

VII.  Samuel  Loring,  born  Oct.  6,  1820;  died  IMay  27,  1887; 
married  Laura  Ann  Bartlett  Loring,  daughter  of  Samuel  Loring 
and  Lucy  Delano,  and  granddaughter  of  William  Loring  and 
Alethea  Alden.  (William  Loring  was  the  son  of  Nathaniel,  and 
grandson  of  Lieutenant  Thomas  Loring.) 

VIII.  Nancy  Sprague  Loring,  born  May  27,  184S;  married, 
May  2^,  1869,  John  H.  Parks.] 

53.     Frances   Elizabeth^   Parks   (Lucretia  Kirby^,  Hezekiah', 
Joseph*,  John^,  Joseph-,  John\),  born  Oct.  19,  1S23,  in  ^Nleadville, 
Pa.;  married,  Sept.  28,  1846,  in  Clinton,  }vlich.,  Joseph  S.  Kies, 
born  July  13,  1820,  in  Sempronius,  Cayuga  County,  N.  Y.,  son  of 
Alpheus  Kies  and  Elizabeth  Lazell.    Joseph  S.  Kies  came  to  Clin- 
ton, ]Mich.,  with  his  parents  Oct.  8,  1829.    They  were  the  first  to 
settle  there,  and  were  the  founders  of  the  town  of  Clinton,     He 
was  first  a  hardware  merchant  and  afterward  a  woollen  manu- 
facturer.    He  died  June  8,  1889,  in  Clinton,  ]Mich.     Mrs.  Kies 
died  Dec,  1898,  in  Clinton,  Mich.         Children: 
i.  James  A.  Kies,  b.  July  5,  1847;  d.  Sept.  3,  1863. 
ii.  Mary  Ida  Kies,  b.  Jan.  10,  1849,  in  Clinton,  IMich.;  m..  May 
9,  1872,  in  Clinton,  Mich.,  Dr.  Samuel  W.  Chandler,  b. 
July  18,  1847,  son  of  Charles  Chandler  and  Eliza  Wooster 
of  Clinton,  Oneida  County,  N.  Y.    He  is  a  physician,  and 
lives  in  Saline,  Mich.    Mary  Kies  Chandler  died  Oct.  26, 
1880,  in  Saline,  Mich.         Children,  born  in  Saline,  Mich.; 

1.  Fred  Kies  Chandler,  b.  Dec.  20,  1873. 

2.  George  Francis  Chandler,  b.  Feb.  11,  1875. 

3.  Abby  Ida  Chandler,  b.  April  8,  1877. 

iii.  George  A.  Kies,  b.  Jan.  8,  1851,  in  Clinton,  Mich.;  m.,  Nov. 
16,  1875,  in  Clinton,  Mich.,  Adelia  B.  Van  de  Mark,  b. 
Aug.  7,  1857,  in  Phelps,  N.  Y. ;  d.  Dec.  20,  1895,  in  Clin- 
ton, Mich.,  dau.  of  Lodewick  Van  de  Mark  and  Jane  West- 

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fall  of  Clinton,  Mich.  He  is  a  commercial  traveller,  and 
lives  in  Clinton,  Mich.  No  children. 
iv.  Kate  Kies,  b.  Dec.  20,  1853,  in  Clinton,  Mich.;  m.,  Dec.  31, 
1878,  in  Clinton,  Mich.,  Charles  Fred.  Field  of  Manchester, 
Mich.,  b.  Sept.  23,  185 1,  son  of  John  Field  and  Alcy  Jane 
Westcott  of  Perrysburgh,  O.  He  is  a  newspaper  pub- 
lisher and  County  Superintendent  of  Schools.  He  resides 
in  Tecumseh,  Mich,  Children: 

1.  Joseph  Willis  Field,  b.  Jan.  31,  1880,  in  Manchester, 

Mich. 

2.  Elizabeth  Louisa  Field,  b.  Aug.  28,  18S4,  in  Tecum- 

seh, Mich. 
V.  Joseph  Willis  Kies,  b.  June  30,  1856,  in  Clinton,  Mich.;  m., 
Oct.  10,  1878,  in  Tecumseh,  Mich.,  Ruby  Ann  Freeman, 
b.  Nov.  18,  1859,  in  Belleville,  Mich.,  dau.  of  James  R. 
Freeman  and  Margaret  Ann  Hope  of  Belleville,  Mich. 
He  is  a  merchant,  and  lives  in  Elkhart,  Ind.         Children: 

1.  Edna  Elizabeth  Kies,  b.  April  19,  1880,  in  Tecumseh, 

Mich. 

2.  Vesta  Margaret  Kies,  b.  April  14,  1882,  in  Tecum- 

seh, Mich. 

3.  Joseph  Stocking  Kies,  b.  Sept.  27,   1889,  in  Elk- 

hart, Ind. 

[Kies  Lineage: 

L  Joseph  Kies  came  from  Scotland  about  1755,  with  his  two 
brothers,  and  settled  at  Norwich,  Ct.  It  is  said  that  the  original 
name  was  McKies.  During  the  French  and  Indian  War  he  en- 
listed and  served  under  General  Montgomery,  and  was  at  the 
siege  and  taking  of  Quebec  in  1759.  His  two  brothers  also  en- 
listed, and  died  during  the  war.  A  beautifully  wrought  powder- 
horn  that  was  carried  by  each  of  the  three  brothers  is  now  in  the 
possession  of  Mr.  George  A.  Kies  of  Clinton,  IMich. 

XL  Joseph  Kies,  born,  1752,  in  Scotland,  settled,  with  his  father, 
at  Norwich,  Ct.  He  removed  first  to  Woodstock,  Ct.,  and  after- 
ward, in  1805,  to  Moravia,  Cayuga  County,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died 
Aug.  20,  1834. 

III.  Alpheus  Kies,  born  April  18,  1788,  in  Woodstock,  Ct.; 
married,  Feb.  17,  1808,  in  Moravia,  N.  Y.,  Elizabeth  Lazell.  He 
removed  to  Clinton,  Mich.,  Oct.  8,  1829,  and  was  the  founder  of 
that  town,  which  he  named  in  honor  of  Governor  De  Witt  Clinton. 
He  died  in  Clinton,  Mich.,  Oct.  6,  1864. 

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IV.  Joseph  S.  Kies,  born  July  13,  1820,  in  Sempronius,  Cayuga 
County,  N.  Y.;  married,  Sept.  28,  1846,  Frances  Elizabeth  Parks.] 

23.  John*  Kirby  (John',  Joseph^,  John'),  born  Sept.  26,  1720, 
in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married  (i),  Dec,  31,  1747, 
Lucia  Norton,  born  March  31,  1728,  who  died  Dec.  6,  1758,  aged 
thirty.  He  married  (2),  June  28,  1761,  Ruth  (Cornwell)  Coleman, 
born  Feb.  i,  1725,  widow  of  Amos  Colem.an  and  daughter  of  Jacob 
Cornwell  and  Edith  Whitmore.  He  was  a  farmer,  and  lived  in 
that  part  of  Middletown  which  is  now  a  portion  of  the  town  of 
Berlin,  Ct.  Fie  was  one  of  the  thirty-eight  original  members  of 
the  Second  Church  of  Berlin,  Ct.  About  1786  he  removed  to 
Saratoga  County.  N.  Y.,  and  died  in  Ballston,  March  27,  1789. 
Ruth  Cornwell  Kirby  died  Sept.  24,  1824,  in  her  one  hundredth 
year. 

[Cornwell  Lineage: 

L  William  Cornwell  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  was  at  Roxbury  1634, 
and  at  Hartford  1639;  removed  early  to  Middletown,  where  he  was 
deputy  to  the  General  Court  in  1654,  1664,  and  1665.  He  died  at 
Middletown,  Ct.,  Feb.  21,  1678,  leaving  widow  Mary.  Flis  first 
wife  was  Joan,  and  probably  the  mother  of  his  eight  children. 

n.  Jacob  Cornwell  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  fourth  son  of  William, 
born  Sept.,  1646;  died  April  18,  1708;  married,  Jan.  16,  1678, 
Mary  White,  born  April  7,  1659,  daughter  of  Captain  Nathaniel 
White  of  Middletown  (son  of  Elder  John  White  of  Hartford). 
They  had  ten  children. 

HL  Jacob  Cornwell  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  eldest  surviving  son 
of  the  preceding,  born  Oct.  i,  1682;  married,  March  20.  17 10, 
Edith  Whitmore,  born  March  3,  1692,  daughter  of  Lieutenant 
Francis  Whitmiore  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  and  Hannah  Harris.  (Lieu- 
tenant Francis  Whitmore,  born  Oct.  12,  1650;  died  Sept.  9,  1700, 
was  the  eldest  son  of  Francis  Whitmore  of  Cambridge,  and  Isabel, 
daughter  of  Richard  Park  of  Cambridge.  He  married,  Feb.  8, 
1675,  Hannah,  daughter  of  William  Harris  of  Middletown,  Ct.) 
He  perished  at  sea,  being  cast  away,  Oct.  20,  1736.  His  wife  Edith, 
with  her  two  sons,  Isaac  and  Nathaniel,  were  killed  by  lightning 
April  13,  1739. 

IV.  Ruth  Cornwell,  daughter  of  the  preceding,  born  Feb.  i, 
1725;  married  (i),  March  2,  1749,  Amos  Coleman,  by  whom  she 
had  five  children.     Amos  Coleman  died  Nov,  27,  1755,  and  her 


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fifth  child,  Ruth,  was  born  April  2d  following.    She  married  (2), 
June  28,  1761,  John  Kirby,  Jr.] 

Children  of  John  Kirby  by  his  first  wife: 

54.  i.  Lucia  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  18,  1749;  m.  Theodore  Beckley. 

55.  ii.  Seth  Kirby,  b.  May  13,  1751;  m.  Olive  Treat. 

iii.  Huldah  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  20,  1756;  m.  Rowland  Allen. 

iv.  John  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  19,  1758.  He  was  a  Revolutionary 
soldier,  and  served  in  Major  Sheldon's  Regiment  of 
Light  Horse,  which  was  with  Washington  on  his  re- 
treat through  New  Jersey  in  1776.  He  died  June  11, 
1783;  not  married. 

By  his  second  wife: 

56.  V.  IMary  Kirby,  b.  ]\Iay  2,  1763;  m.  (i)  Solomon  Dunham; 

m.  (2)  Dr.  Samuel  Davis. 

54.  Lucia''  Kirby  (John*,  John',  Joseph-,  John^),  born  Jan.  18, 
1749,  in  Middletown,  Ct.;  married  Theodore  Beckley  of  Wethers- 
field,  Ct.,  born  1742;  died  Feb.  9,  1806,  aged  sixty-three  years. 
Lucia  Kirby  Beckley  died  Feb.  22,  1780.         Children: 

i.  Lucy  Beckley,  b.  Sept.  17,  1772,  in  Wethersfield,  Ct.;  m., 
Nov.  28,  1792,  Jesse  Flart  of  Berlin,  Ct.,  b.  Jan.  3,  1768, 
son  of  Capt.  Samuel  Hart  of  Kensington  (b.  Jan.  21, 
1738;  d.  Aug.  21,  1813,  son  of  Lieut.  Samuel  Hart  and 
Mary  Hooker)  by  his  first  wife  Rebecca,  dau.  of  Charles 
Norton.  Lucy  Beckley  Hart  died  March  30,  1814,  and  he 
married  (2),  March  14,  1822,  jNIindwell  Porter,  dau.  of 
Samuel  Porter  and  Mindwell  Griswold  of  Windsor,  Ct., 
by  whom  he  had  two  children:    (i)  Samuel,  b.  May  24, 

1823,  who  died  young;  and  (2)  Jane  Porter,  b.  Dec.  i, 

1824,  who  married,  Feb.  7,  1856,  William  Dodd  of  Cin- 
cinnati, O.  He  was  first  a  cabinet-maker,  and  afterward 
kept  the  "  Waples  Hotel  "  in  Berlin  Street.  He  died  March 
25,  1827.         Children  of  Jesse  Hart  and  Lucy  Beckley: 

1.  Lucy  Hart,  b.  Oct.  23,  1793;  m.,  April  25,   1819, 

Edward  Norton, 

2.  George  Hart,  b.  Aug.  15,  1795;  m.,  March  29,  18 18, 

Caroline  Beckley. 

3.  Harriet  Hart,  b.  Sept.  22,  1798;  m.,  March  3,  1822, 

Norris  Wilcox. 

4.  Rebecca  Hart,  b.  Feb.  7,  1802;  d.  Feb.  9,  1807. 

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DESCENDANTS      OF      JOHN      KIRBY 

5.  Elizabeth  Hart,  b.  Dec.  17,  1806;  m.,  Aug.  17,  1828, 

Frederick  Weston. 

6.  Emma  Hart,  b.  Sept.  12,  1809;  m.  Howard  H.  White 

of  Danbury.  She  was  educated  at  Troy  Seminary 
under  her  aunt,  Mrs.  Emma  Willard,  the  eminent 
educator,  who  was  half-sister  to  her  father,  Jesse 
Hart,  and  afterward  taught  in  Troy  Seminary. 
ii.  Seth  Beckley,  b.  Jan.  7,  1775;  d.  1802,  leaving  a  daughter: 
I.  Lucy  Kirby  Beckley,  b.  1800;  m.,  Oct.  16,  1822, 
Lotan  Beckley  of  ]3erlin,  Ct. 

55.  Seth'  Kirby  (John*,  John^,  Joseph-,  John^),  born  May  13, 
175 1,  in  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses;  "  married,  Feb.  17,  1779, 
Olive  Treat,'''  daughter  of  Isaac  Treat  of  Glastonbury,  Ct.  In 
1785  he  removed  to  Saratoga  County,  N.  Y.,  and  began  the  settle- 
ment of  the  present  town  of  Charlton,  then  a  dense  forest.  He 
was  known  as  "  Deacon  Kirby,"  and  was  a  man-oi  influence  in 
church  and  military  affairs.  Before  his  marriage  he  had  enlisted 
as  a  Revolutionary  soldier,  and  had  seen  service  in  New  Jersey, 
where,  as  a  member  of  Colonel  Sheldon's  Regiment  of  Light 
Horse,  he  had  guarded  Washington's  retreat  in  1776.  ("  Con- 
necticut Men  in  the  War  of  the  Revolution,"  by  the  Adjutant- 
General,  p.  481.)  His  granddaughter  (Airs.  Hewitt)  says  that  he 
was  made  Lieutenant  in  1783.  He  died  in  Charlton,  N.  Y.,  Jan, 
2,  1825.    Olive  Treat  Kirby  died  Jan.  4,  1817. 

The  "  Troy  Daily  Times  "  published  an  account  of  the  Kirby 
Centennial,  held  at  Charlton,  Oct.  i,  1885,  from  which  the  follow- 
ing interesting  particulars  have  been  taken: 

"  Five  hundred  people  gathered  at  the  Kirby  homestead,  Charlton,  N.  Y., 
Oct.  I,  1885,  to  celebrate  the  centennial  anniversary  of  its  settlement  by 
Deacon  Seth  Kirby.  Deacon  Kirby  came  from  Connecticut  with  his 
young  wife  and  founded  the  homestead  a  mile  north  of  Charlton  village, 
this  locality  being  at  that  time  a  dense  forest.  Like  other  pioneers,  he 
erected  a  rude  log  cabin  for  a  home  and  began  the  work  of  clearing  away 


*  The  Treat  Genealogy,  p.  40,  gives  only  one  daughter  of  Isaac  Treat 
named  Olive,  and  states  that  she  died  young.  But  that  Isaac  Treat  had  a 
second  daughter  named  Olive  is  evident  from  the  fact  that,  April  28,  1770, 
Olive  Treat  signs  deed  of  Elisha  Treat,  son  of  Isaac;  and  that  this  daughter 
married  Seth  Kirby  is  shown  by  a  comparison  of  the  deed  of  Oct.  14,  1765, 
to  Lucy  Treat,  daughter  of  Isaac,  with  that  of  Seth  Kirby,  and  Olive  his 
wife,  dated  March  17,  1785.  to  Samuel  Treat,  son  of  Isaac.  (Glastonbury 
Deed  Book,  VI.,  p.  217,  and  Book  IX.,  p.  186.) 

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the  forest.  His  labors  in  this  arduous  task  extended  over  200  acres,  which 
,he  afterward  divided  between  his  two  sons.  Captain  Seth  Kirby  and  Major 
Thomas  Kirby,  the  latter  inheriting  the  present  Kirby  homestead.  The 
first  frame  house,  whicli  was  erected  in  Charlton  by  Deacon  Kirby,  is  still 
standing,  and  is  used  as  a  barn.  He  also  erected  the  mansion,  which  has 
been  rebuilt  by  the  present  owner,  Colonel  F.  D.  Curtis,  who  married  the 
younger  of  the  two  daughters  of  Major  Thomas  Kirby.  There  are  some 
notable  features  about  the  place,  evidences  of  the  thrift  and  enterprise  of 
Deacon  Kirby  and  his  sons,  such  as  grand  old  trees,  which  tower  far  above 
the  house;  a  charming  elevation  on  which  the  house  stands,  which  was 
all  made  for  the  purpose;  a  well-preserved  fourscore  orchard,  still  bearing 
the  best  fruits  of  olden  times,  drains  receiving  and  discharging  the  surplus 
waters;  and  every  foot  of  fence  on  the  old  farm  made  of  stone  cleared  !rom 
the  land.  The  healing  comfrey  and  the  necessary  hop-vine  planted  by 
Aunt  Jude,  a  slave  woman  on  the  farm,  who  was  made  free  by  Deacon 
Kirby,  every  year  rem.ind  the  present  owner  of  a  history  in  New  York  now- 
recalled  but  by  a  few,  when  slavery  existed.  It  is  not  necessary  perhaps 
to  say  that  the  Kirby  homestead  is  now  known  world-v.-ide  as  the  home 
of  an  agricultural  v.riter  (Colonel  F.  D.  Curtis).  Mr.  John  F.  Kirby  and 
Mrs.  Hewitt  received  the  numerous  guests  and  welcomed  them  to  the 
home  of  their  fathers.  Rev.  J.  D.  Fulton,  of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  made  the 
opening  address.  Mr.  John  F.  Kirby  spoke  in  a  most  appropriate  and 
feeling  manner  of  his  ancestors  and  his  boyhood  days,  and  Colonel  F.  D. 
Curtis  closed  the  speaking.  A  large  number  of  the  guests  dined  at  the 
homestead,  and  in  the  evening  the  young  people  finished  the  festivities  of 
the  day  with  music  and  dancing." 

Children  of  Seth  Kirby  and  Olive  Treat: 

57.  i.  Betsy  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  4,  1779;  m.  Peter  Lockwood. 
ii.  Lucy  Kirby,  b.  Aug,  ip.,  17S1 ;  d.  July  16,  1782. 

58.  iii.  Rev.  John  Kirby,  b.  June  30.  1783. 

59.  iv.  Seth  Kirby,  b.  March  4,  1785;  m.  Margaret  Wendell. 

V.  Lucy  Kirby,  b.  July  11,  1787;  d.  Jan.  13,  1801. 

60.  vi.  Thomas  Kirby,  b.  May  24,  1790;  m.  Amy  Hewitt. 

[Treat  Lineage: 

L  Richard  Treat  of  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  born  1584;  baptized  Aug. 
28,  1584,  in  Pitminster,  Co.  Somerset,  England,  was  the  son  of 
Robert  (Richard,  William,  John)  and  Konora  Treat  of  Pitminster. 
He  married.  April  2y,  161 5,  in  Pitminster,  England,  Anna  Gay- 
lord,  baptized  May  10,  1595,  daughter  of  Hugh  Gaylord  of  Pit- 
minster, England.  He  settled  early  in  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  where 
he  was  a  man  of  prominence  in  political  affairs;  was  deputy  to 
the  General  Court  at  Hartford,  1644-58;  was  elected  magistrate 
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Colonial  Records,  Book  I.,  p.  310.)  He  was  also  one  of  the  cor- 
porators named  in  the  charter  of  King  Charles  II.,  1662.  (Con- 
necticut Colonial  Records,  Book  II.,  pp.  3-1 1.)  He  died  in  1669 
in  Wethersfield,  Ct. 

II.  Richard  Treat  of  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  eldest  son  of  preceding", 
born  1623;  baptized  Jan.  9,  1622-3,  in  Pitminster,  England.  He 
married,  about  1661,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Thomas  Coleman  of 
Wethersfield,  Ct.,  and  Hadley,  Alass.  He  died  about  1673  in 
Wethersfield,  Ct.  Sarah,  his  widow,  died  Aug.  23,  1734,  aged 
ninety-two  years. 

III.  Lieutenant  Thomas  Treat  of  Glastonbury,  Ct.,  youngest 
child  of  the  preceding,  born  Dec.  12,  1668,  in  Wethersfield,  Ct.; 
married,  July  5,  1693,  Dorothy  Eulkeley,  born  about  1662,  daugh- 
ter of  Rev.  Gershom  Bulkeley  of  Wethersfield,  Ct.  (son  of  Rev. 
Peter  of  Concord,  Mass.),  and  Sarah  Chauncy,  daughter  of  Presi- 
dent Charles  Chauncy  of  Harvard  College.  He  was  appointed. 
May,  171 1,  Lieutenant  of  the  Train  Band  of  Glastonbury.  He 
died  Jan.  17,  1713,  in  Glastonbury,  Ct. 

IV.  Isaac  Treat  of  Glastonbury,  Ct.,  fourth  child  of  preceding, 
born  Aug.  15,  1701,  in  Glastonbury,  Ct.;  died  Aug.  29,  1763; 
married,  Dec.  10,  1730,  his  cousin,  Rebecca  Bulkeley,  born  Feb. 
22,  1709;  died  Oct.  19,  1786,  daughter  of  Captain  Edward  Bulkeley 
of  Wethersfield  and  Dorothy  Prescott.] 

57.  Betsy^  Kirby  (Seth',  John*,  John^  Joseph^,  John^),  born 
Dec.  4,  1779,  in  Berlin,  Ct.;  m.arried  Peter  Lockwood,  born  Aug. 
II,  1772,  in  Stamford,  Ct.,  son  of  Captain  Israel  Lockwood  of 
Stamford,  Ct.  (born  May  21,  1741;  died  1816,  son  of  Daniel),  and 
Rebecca  Seely,  born  Feb.  9,  1739,  daughter  of  John  and  Sally 
Seely.  He  received  from  his  father  land  in  Charlton,  Saratoga 
County,  N.  Y.,  and  removed  thither.  Children  bom  in  Charl- 
ton, N.  Y.  (from  the  Lockwood  Genealog}^ : 

i.  Israel  Lockwood,  b. ;  m. . 

ii.  Seth  Lockwood,  b.  ;  m.  . 

iii.  Elihu  Lockwood,  b. ;  not  married. 

iv.  Joseph  Lockwood,  b. ;  removed  to  New  Jersey. 

V.  Harry  Lockwood,  b. ;  married  and  died  in  California. 

vi.  Thomas  Lockwood,  b. ;  not  married. 

vii.  John  Lockwood,  b. ;  m.arried  and  had  three  children. 

viii.  Eliza  Lockwood,  b. ;  m.  John  Holmes. 

ix.  Rebecca  Lockwood,  b. ;  m. Low^ 

X.  Lucy  Lockwood,  b.  ;  m.. Saunders. 

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xi.  Elizabeth  Lockwood,  b.  ;  m.  IMcIntyre. 

xii.  Jane  Lockwood,  b. ;  not  married. 

58.  John^  Kirby  (Seth^  John*,  John\  Joseph^  John^,  born 
June  30,  17S3,  in  that  part  of  Middletown  which  is  now  the  town 
of  BerHn,  Ct.  He  removed  with  his  parents  in  1785  to  Charlton, 
N.  Y.,  where  his  early  Hfe  was  spent  on  the  farm  of  his  father. 
He  entered  Union  College  in  1803,  and  graduated  in  1807,  dis- 
tinguished as  a  scholar  and  respected  as  a  man.  After  leaving 
college,  he  taught  a  year  in  the  Academy  at  Aurora,  N.  Y.,  and 
was  afterward  a  tutor  in  Union  College  from  181 1  to  181 5, 
Meanwhile  he  had  studied  theology,  with  the  intention  of  entering 
the  ministry;  and  in  the  autumn  of  181 5  he  went  to  Newbury, 
Mass.,  to  preach  as  a  candidate.  He  was  ordained,  June  12,  1816, 
pastor  of  the  church  in  the  Third  Parish  of  Newbur>'  (now  the 
Second  Church  of  West  Newbury),  to  succeed  Dr.  Leonard 
Woods,  who  had  been  called  to  Andover  Theological  Seminary. 

"  Mr.  Kirby  was  predisposed  to  a  disease  of  the  lungs,  and  his 
health  demanding  a  change,  he  left  Newbury  on  Oct.  18,  1818, 
for  his  father's  house  in  New  York.  By  the  urgent  advice  of  his 
physician,  he  at  length  decided  to  journey  to  a  more  Southern 
climate,  and  sailed  from  New  York  on  Dec.  i,  1818,  for  Charles- 
ton, S.  C.  The  vessel  was  driven  ashore  upon  Ocracoke  bar,  off 
the  coast  of  North  Carolina,  on  the  night  of  Dec.  5,  1818.  After 
the  vessel  was  aground,  the  waves  broke  over  her  continually. 
In  this  hour  of  distress  and  danger  the  conduct  of  'Mr.  Kirby  was 
perfectly  calm.  He  employed  himself  in  exhorting  the  men  to 
trust  in  Christ,  and  while  engaged  in  prayer  was  washed  over- 
board. Mr.  Kirby  was  rather  distinguished  for  good  sense  and 
a  sound  judgment  than  for  quickness  of  thought  and  brilliancy 
of  imagination.  As  a  public  speaker,  when  he  first  commenced 
preaching,  owing,  it  is  supposed,  to  bodily  debility  and  mental 
depression,  there  was  a  want  of  animation  in  his  manner.  He 
soon  mended  in  this  respect,  however;  and  if  he  never  became, 
strictly  speaking,  very  eloquent,  there  was  in  his  appearance  such 
an  evidence  of  sincerity,  and  such  solemn  engagedness,  as  recom- 
mended him  to  the  consciences  of  the  people,  and  deservedly 
ranked  him  among  the  most  acceptable  and  interesting  preachers. 
Mr.  Kirby  is  remembered  to  this  day  with  great  affection  and 
respect  by  the  older  people  of  the  parish.  He  was  never  married. 
He  published  one  sermon,  preached  at  the  Dedication  of  the  Meet- 
ing House  in  the  Second  Parish  in  West  Newbury,  January  3, 

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1816."     ("  Contributions  to  the  Ecclesiastical  History'  of  Essex 
County,  Mass.,"  by  Rev.  S.  J.  Spalding,  D.D.,  pp.  132-34.) 

The  "  Columbian  Centinel "  of  Jan.  30,  1819,  contained  the 
following  lines: 

Tributar>-  to  the  memory  of  the  Rev.  John  Kirby,  ordained  June,  1816, 
preached  in  the  Third  Parish  in  Newbury,  and  was  shipwrecked  on  Ocra- 
coke  Bar,  near  Charleston,  S.  C,  to  w^hich  place  he  was  going  for  his  health. 

Ah!  te  meae  ripartem  animas  rapit. 
Maturior  vis,  quid  moror  altera. 
Nee  corus  scque  nee  superstes 
Integer. 

Kirby,  'twas  thine  religion's  cause  to  plead. 
And,  by  thy  skilful  efforts,  to  succeed. 
In  thee,  as  in  thy  jMaster,  men  might  view 
At  once  the  precept  and  the  pattern  too. 
Dark  speculation's  mysteries  thou  didst  drop: 
Careful  to  know,  yet  conscious  where  to  stop, 
Consistent,  holy,  tender,  meek,  sincere, 
Vice  had  thy  mild  rebuke,  and  grief  thy  tear, 
But,  oh,  thy  useful  labors  now  are  o'er: 
That  tongue  that  warned  us  once  shall  warn  no  more. 
What  tears  of  love  and  reverence  have  been  shed, 
Since  the  cold  billows  closed  around  thy  head! 
.Go,  parting  spirit,  mingle  with  the  blest; 
Dear  modest  brother,  go  and  be  at  rest; — 
If  Jesus  loveliness  in  John  could  see. 
Resembling  him,  to  heaven  he  welcomes  thee. 

59.  Seth«  Kirby  (Seth^,  John*,  John^  Joseph^,  John^,  born 
March  4,  1785,  in  Berlin,  Ct.;  married,  Dec.  17,  1807,  Margaret 
Wendell,  born  July  3,  1786,  daughter  of  Ahasuerus  Wendell  and 
Eve  Peck,  both  of  Schenectady,  N.  Y.  He  was  a  Captain  of 
Militia,  and  died  in  Charlton,  N.  Y.,  March  6,  1871,  aged  eighty- 
six,  Margaret  Wendell  Kirby  died  Oct.  13,  1866.  Children 
bom  in  Charlton,  N.  Y.: 

i.  Betsy  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  20,  1808;  d.  Dec.  22,  1893;  m., 
Sept.  20,  1826,  in  Charlton,  N.  Y.,  Jesse  Thompson 
Conde,  b.  May  26,  1799,  in  Bridgewater,  N.  Y,,  son 
of  Jonathan  and  Sally  Conde.  He  was  a  farmer  in 
Wilson,  Niagara  County,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died  Sept. 
16,  1864.  Betsy  Kirby  Conde  died  Dec.  22,  1893,  in 
Wilson,  N.  Y.  Children: 
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1.  Charles  Thompson  Conde,  b.  March  24,  182S,  in 

Charlton,  N.  Y.;  d.  Jan.  19,  1852,  in  Wilson, 
N.  Y. 

2.  John  Henry  Conde,  b.  April  i,  1830,  in  Charlton, 

N.  Y.;  is  married,  and  now  resides  in  East 
Saginaw,  Mich. 

3.  Elizabeth  E.  Conde,  b.  Jan.  17,  1834,  in  Glenville, 

N.  Y.;  m. Crosby. 

4.  Sarah  Margaret  Conde,  b.  Sept.   12,   1840;    m. 

Crosby,  and  is  now  residing  in  Wilson, 

N.  Y. 

5.  Louisa  J.  Conde,  b.  July  14,  1843. 

6.  Levantia  Philena  Conde,  b.  Xov.  20,  1846;  m., 

Nov.  20,  1867,  in  Wilson,  X.  Y.,  Chester  Nor- 
man Johnson,  b.  April  21,   1844,  in  Wilson, 
N.  Y.,  son  of  Joseph  F.  and  Catherine  John- 
son.   He  was  a  farmer  in  Wilson,  N.  Y.,  where 
he  died  Nov.  16,  1877.         Children  born  in 
Wilson,  N.  Y.:    (i)  Agnes  Delia,  b.  Jan.  28, 
1870;  (2)  Ida  May,  b.  June  19,  1874;  (3)  Mabel 
Elida,  b.  Nov.  4,  1875. 
61.      ii.  Henry  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  9,  181 1;  m.  Carolina  F.  Andrews. 
iii.  Eveline  Kirby,  b.  April  18,  1816;  m.,  June  7,  1848,  Amos 
Hewitt,  b.  Aug.  26,  18 12;  d.  Nov.  24,  1887,  son  of 
Capt.  Thomas  Hewitt  of  Charlton,  N.  Y.    Mrs.  Eveline 
Kirby  Hewitt  is  living  in  Eallston  Spa,  aged  eighty- 
two.    She  has  long  been  interested  in  the  Kirby  gene- 
alogy, and  through  her  most  of  the  information  con- 
cerning the  descendants  of  Dea.  Seth  Kirby  of  Charl- 
ton has  been  obtained.    No  children. 
iv.  Amy  Eliza  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  9,  1819;  m.,  Nov.  16,  1842, 
William  B.  Cruttenden.         Children: 

1.  David  Henry  Cruttenden,  b.  Oct.  13,  1843. 

2.  William  Cruttenden,  b.  Sept.  17,  1845;  d.  1874. 

3.  Martha  Margaret  Cruttenden,  b.  Oct.  24,  1853; 

m.,  Sept.  2^,  1^77,  in  Clarendon,  Orleans 
County,  N.  Y.,  Samuel  Herbert  Copeland. 
Children:  (i)  Ralph  B.,  b.  March  25,  1879; 
(2)  William  H.,  b.  Jan.  18,  1882;  (3)  Laura  A., 
b.  May  14,  1880;  (4)  Mildred  A.,  b.  June  21, 
1889;  (5)  Gertrude  E.,  b.  April  29,  1892. 
V,  Margaret  L  Kirby,  b.  April  10,  1822;  d.  June  21,  1842. 

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61.  Henry^  Kirby  (Seth«,  Scth\  John^  John^,  Joseph^,  John^), 
born  Nov.  9,  181 1,  in  Charlton,  N.  Y.;  died  June  27,  1882;  mar- 
ried, in  Clarendon,  Orleans  County,  N.  Y.,  Caroline  Fidelia 
Andrus,  born  Aug.  16,  1816;  died  April  27,  1SS3,  daughter  of 
William  Andrus  and  Submit  Lee.         Children: 

i.  John  Henry  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  7,  1840;  m.,  Oct.  16,  1866,  in 
Clarendon,  N.  Y.,  Josephine  Warren.  He  was  a  soldier 
in  the  Civil  War,  and  is  now  living  in  Oceana,  W.  Va. 
Children: 

1.  Margaret  Amelia  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  4,  1S67. 

2.  Frederick  Warren  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  23,  1870. 

3.  Charles  Henry  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  13,  1872. 

4.  John  Nathan  Kirby,  b.  July  11,  1874. 

5.  Mittie  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  17,  1877. 

ii.  Fidelia  Caroline  Kirby,  b,  Sept.  27,  1842;  m.,  April  18,  1876, 
in  Independence  Hill,  Prince  William  County,  Va.,  Eli 
H.  Potter,  b.  April  8,  1841,  son  of  Eli  Potter  and  Mary 
Sanford.  His  parents  removed  from  Connecticut  to  Chili, 
Monroe  County,  N.  Y.,  in  1843.  They  had  one  child,  who 
died  in  infancy. 

60.  Thomas®  Kirby  (Seth^,  John*,  Jolm^,  Joseph^,  John^),  born 
May  24,  1790,  in  Charlton,  N.  Y.;  married,  Feb.  23,  1827,  Amy 
Hewitt,  born  April  19,  1802,  daughter  of  Captain  Thomas  and 
Sally  Hewitt.  He  was  a  Lieutenant  in  the  war  of  1812.  He  in- 
herited the  Kirby  homestead,  on  which  he  died  Jan.  2S,  i865. 
Amy  Hewitt  Kirby  died  Aug.  23,  1834.         Children: 

i.  John  Fosgate  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  12,  1828,  in  Charlton,  N.  Y.; 

m.,  Oct.  19,  1856,  at  South  Bend,  Ind..  Priscilla  A.  Wall, 

b,  Nov.  17,  1S32,  dau.  of  John  and  Jane  Wall  of  South 

Bend,  Ind.     He  was  a  lawyer  in  South  Bend.  Ind.     He 

died  suddenly,  July  15,   1898,  at  Eureka  Springs,  Ark. 

One  child: 

I.  Sarah  Louise  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  16,  1869;  not  married. 

ii.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  23,  1850;  d.  Aug.  3,  1865;  not  married. 

iii.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  25,  1832;  d.  Feb.  15,  1874;  m., 

Oct.  19,  1854,  Col.  F.  b.  Curtis,  b. ;  d.  May  29,  1891. 

No  children. 

56.  Mary-"  Kirby  (John*,  John',  Joseph^,  John^),  born  May  3, 
1763,  in  Middlctovvn,  Ct.;  married  (i).  May  4,  1786,  Solomon 
Dunham  of  Berlin,  Ct.,  who  died  Aug.  23,  1786,  at  Pointe-a-Pitrc, 

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in  the  island  of  Guadalonpe.  She  married  (2),  Oct.  3,  1789,  Samuel 
Davis  of  Ballston,  N,  Y.,  born  Oct.  7,  1765,  in  East  Hampton, 
LT  I.,  eldest  son  of  John  Davis  of  East  Hampton,  L.  I.,  and  Mary 
Conkhn.  Samuel  Davis  was  a  physician.  He  studied  medicine 
and  surgery  with  Dr.  Philip  Turner  of  Norwich,  Ct.,  and  after- 
ward practised  in  Scoharie,  N.  Y.  At  the  urgent  request  of  in- 
fluential persons  of  Ballston,  N.  Y.,  he  removed  to  that  place,  where 
he  continued  in  the  practice  of  his  profession  for  nearly  half  a 
century.  Dr.  Samuel  Davis  died  Jan.  26,  1840,  in  Ballston,  N.  Y. 
Mary  Kirby  Davis  died  in  Ballston,  N.  Y.,  Oct.  i,  1855,  aged 
ninety-two  years. 

[John  Davis  of  East  Hampton,  L.  I.,  b.  March  4,  1723;  d.  Dec. 
15,  1798,  in  East  Hampton,  L.  I.,  was  the  son  of  Thomas  Davis 
of  East  Hampton,  L.  I.,  b.  in  England  16S6;  d.  in  East  Hamp- 
ton, L.  I.,  Aug.  30,  1765  (son  of  John  Davis,  b.  in  England  1612; 
d.  in  East  Hampton,  L.  I.,  Dec.  22,  1705),  and  Abigail  Parsons, 
b.  1680;  d.  Dec,  1745  (m.  Jan.  11,  1722).  He  married  (2)  Mary 
Conklin,  b.  Nov.  8,  1734;  d.  Jan.  18,  1814,  dau.  of  Henry  Conklin 
of  Amagansett  (East  Plampton),  L.  I.,  bapt.  Feb.  22,  1702,  and 
Mary  Jones  (m.  May  5,  1724).  Henry  Conklin  was  the  son  of 
Ananias  and  Hannah  Conklin,  and  the  grandson  of  Benjamin 
Conklin  (son  of  Ananias,  the  settler)  and  Hannah  Mulford,  dau. 
of  the  Hon.  John  Mulford  of  East  Hampton,  L.  I.,  who  was  a 
member  of  the  House  of  Magistrates  of  Connecticut  in  1658.] 

Children:  by  her  first  husband: 
62.      i.  Mary  Dunham,  b,  Feb.  23,  1787;  m.  Rev.  John  McCrea. 

By  her  second  husband: 
C3.      ii.  John  Kirby  Davis,  b.  Jan.  23,  1792;  m.  ^Mary  Elizabeth 
Deming. 

64.  iii.  Samuel  S.  Davis,  b.  July  12,  1793;  m.  Mary  Cuthbert 

Cumming. 

65.  iv.  Abigail  IMaria  Davis,  b.  Nov.  3,  1795;  rn.  Rev.  Thomas 

Charlton  Henry. 

66.  V.  Henr>'  Davis,  b.  Sept.  14,  1798;  m,  Abby  Jane  Raymond. 
vi.  Melissa  A.  Davis,  b.  Nov.  17,  1804;  d.  June  26,  1805. 

62.  Mary«  Dunham  (Alary  Kirby^  John*,  John^  Joseph^, 
John^),  born  Feb.  23,  1787,  six  months  after  the  death  of  her 
father;  married,  March  18,  1S04,  Rev.  John  McCrea,  a  minister  of 

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the  Presbyterian  Church,  who  died  Sept.,  1849,  in  Westfield,  O. 

She  died  Aug.  iS,  1829,  in  Dover,  O.         Children: 

i.  Samuel  W.  McCrea,  b.  April  18,  1819;  m.,  1846,  Frances  M. 
Porter,  b.  Feb.  5,  1829,  dau.  of  Arba  Porter  and  Atlanta 
Beecher,  both  of  Connecticut.  He  was  a  merchant  for 
forty-five  years  in  Battle  Creek,  Mich.,  where  he  died 
March  13,  1893.  His  widow  Frances  is  now  living  in 
Battle  Creek,  IMich.         Children: 

1.  John  W.  McCrea,  b.  Aug.  19,  1848;  m.,  Sept.  13, 

1893,  Elais  Foster.  He  is  a  florist,  and  lives  in 
Battle  Creek,  Mich.    No  children, 

2.  Ida  McCrea,  b.  Sept.  16,  1848;  not  married. 

3.  Harry  F.  jMcCrea,  b.  May  27,  1858;  m.,  Sept.  21, 

1892,  Florence  E.  Allen  of  Bellevue,  Mich.  He  is 
a  druggist,  and  lives  in  Denver,  Col.  They  have  a 
daughter,  born  June  21,  1896. 

ii.  Lucy  McCrea,  b. ;  m. Mears,  and  has  a  daughter 

Mary. 


63.  John  Kirby^  Davis  -(Alary  Kirby^  John*,  John^  Joseph', 
John^),  born  Jan.  23,  1792,  in  Ballston,  N.  Y.;  married,  Oct.  17, 
181 5,  Mary  Elizabeth  Deming,  bom  1794,  daughter  of  Jonathan 
Deming  of  Castleton,  Vt.  He  studied  at  ]\Iiddleburg  College, 
and  entered  the  ministry  in  1820;  was  settled  at  Castleton,  Vt., 
and  Warrensburg  and  Kingsboro,  N.  Y.  In  1844  he  removed 
to  Troy,  N.  Y.,  where  he  labored  as  Chaplain  of  the  American 
Seaman's  Friend  Society.  He  died  Dec.  5,  1867,  in  Troy,  N.  Y. 
His  widow,  Mary,  died  Jan.  8,  1884,  aged  eighty-nine  years. 
Children: 

i.  Helen  Sophia  Davis,  b.  Oct.,  1817;  d.  Jan.  30,  1867. 

ii.  Jane  Davis,  b. ;  d.,  1833,  in  Kingsboro,  N.  Y, 

iii.  John  Kirby  Davis,  b.  May  10,  1822;  m.,  Dec.  25,  1849, 
Mary  B.  \\'oodruff,  dau.  of  Ebenezer  Woodruff.  Chil- 
dren: 

1.  Charlton  Kirby  Davis,  b.  March  10,  1851. 

2.  Anna  Sophia  Davis,  b.  ;  m.,  June  12,   1883, 

Rev.  J.  Lester  Wells  of  Newark,  N.  J.,  and  after- 
ward assistant  pastor  of  the  First  Congregational 
Church  of  Jersey  City,  N.  J.    Fie  died  Aug.  29, 
1897,  in  Stillwater,  N.  Y. 
IV.  Mary  De  Forest  Davis. 

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V.  Charlton  Henry  Davis,  b. ;  m.  Frances  A.  Dake.    He 

;  lives  in  Gerniantown,  Pa. 

vi.  Abbe  Maria  Davis,  b.  April  8,  1824;  d,  April  23,  1843. 

vii.  Sarah  Elizabeth  Davis. 

viii.  Samuel  Deming  Davis,  b. .    He  is  a  banker,  and  lives 

in  New  York  City. 

ix.  Anna  IMatilda  Davis,  b.  1833;  d.  April  3,  1845. 

64.  Samuel  S.^  Davis  (Mary  Kirby^,  John^  John^,  Joseph-, 
John^),  born  July  12,  1793,  in  Ballston,  N.  Y.;  married,  Jan.  5, 
1825,  in  Augusta,  Ga.,  Mary  Cuthbert  Cumming,  born  Dec.  20, 
1797,  daughter  of  Thomas  Cumming  and  Anna  Clay,  daughter 
of  Colonel  Joseph  Clay,  a  soldier  of  the  Revolution.  He  graduated 
from  Middlebury  College  in  1812,  and  from  Princeton  Theological 
Seminary  in  18 19;  received  the  degree  of  D.D,  from  Union  Col- 
lege 1845.  He  was  a  Presbyterian  clergyman,  and  his  ministry 
v/as  passed  in  the  State  of  Georgia.  He  died  Jan.  3,  1877,  in 
Summerville,  Ga.    Mary,  his  wife,  died  Nov.  2,  1876.         Children: 

i.  Thomas  Cumming  Davis,  b.  Sept.  18,  1826;  m,,  Oct.  19, 
1 86 1,  Frances  C.  Kindzer, 

ii.  Anna  Maria  Davis,  b. ;  m.,  Nov.  11,  1856,  Alfred  Cuth- 
bert, only  child  of  Hon.  Alfred  Cuthbert  of  Georgia. 

iii.  Sarah  Matilda  Davis,  b. ;  m.,  Feb.  14,  1861,  Gen.  Alfred 

Cumming  of  the  C.  S.  Army.    They  live  in  Rome,  Ga. 

iv.  Caroline  S.  Davis,  b. ;  m.,  Oct.  26,  1859,  Prof.  Joseph 

Jones  of  Georgia. 

V.  Julia  Cuthbert  Davis,  b.  ;  m.,  Dec.  31,  1864,  Paul  H. 

Laydon, 

65.  Abigail  Maria"  Davis  (Mary  Kirby',  John*,  John^  Joseph^, 
Jchn^),  born  Nov.  3,  1795;  married,  Aug.  23,  1816,  Rev.  Thomas 
Charlton  Henry,  born  Sept.  22,  1790,  in  Philadelphia,  son  of  Alex- 
ander Henry  of  Philadelphia  and  Sarah  Snowden.  He  graduated 
from  Middlebury  College  in  1814,  and  received  the  degree  of  D.D. 
from  Union  College  in  1824.  He  was  pastor  of  the  First  Presby- 
terian Church  of  Columbus,  S.  C,  and  afterward  of  the  Second 
Presbyterian  Church  of  Charleston,  S.  C.  Three  years  after  be- 
ginning his  pastorate  over  the  latter  church,  the  yellow  fever 
swept  over  the  city,  and  Dr.  Flenry,  refusing  to  leave  what  he 
believed  lO  be  his  post  of  duty,  fell  a  victim  to  the  plague.  He 
died  Oct.  24,  1827,  in  Charleston,  S.  C.  Abigail,  his  widow,  died 
Jan.  18,  1875. 

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[Alexander  Henry  of  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  b.,  1765,  in  the  North 
of  Ireland;  d.  Aug.  13,  1847,  i"  Philadelphia.  He  came  to  Phila- 
delphia in  17S3,  where  he  became  a  conmiission  merchant  and 
established  a  large  and  profitable  business.  He  was  a  ruling  Elder 
in  the  Presbyterian  Church  and  President  of  the  Board  of  Educa- 
tion of  that  denomination,  and  was  also  the  first  President  of  the 
American  Sunday-School  Union.  His  first  wife  was  Sarah  Snow- 
den  (dau.  of  Jedediah  Snowden,  and  granddaughter  of  John  Snow- 
den  of  Philadelphia,  who  died  1797),  by  whom  he  had  seven 
children:  (i)  Lctitia,  who  married  FitzRandolph  Smith  of  New 
Jersey;  (2)  Martha,  who  married  (i)  Silas  E.  \Veir  and  (2)  Rev. 
John  Chambers;  (3)  Rev.  Thomas  Charlton;  (4)  John  Snowden, 
b.  Sept.  9,  1795;  d.  1835;  m.  Elizabeth  I.  Bayard,  dau.  of  Andrew 
Bayard  of  Philadelphia  and  Sarah  Pettit;  (5)  Sarah  ^Matilda,  who 
married  Dr.  John  K.  Mitchell;  (6)  Ann;  (7)  Mary,  who  married 
S.  Austin  Allibone.] 

Children  of  Rev.  T.  C.  Henry  and  Abigail  M.  Davis: 

i.  Sarah  Matilda  Henry,  b.  Oct.  7,  1817;  m. Davis. 

ii.  Anna  Maria  Henry,  b. ;  d.  young. 

iii.  Dr.  Thomas  Charlton  Henry,  b.  Sept.  26,  1S26;  d.  Jan.,  1878. 

66.  Plenry^  Davis  (:Mary  Kirby^  John^  John',  Joseph^,  John^, 
born  Sept.  14,  1798,  in  Ballston,  N.  Y.;  married,  Dec.  17,  1828, 
Abby  Jane  Raymond,  born  Aug.  22,  1806,  daughter  of  Elijah 
Raymond  (son  of  Jonathan  Raymond  of  Green  Farms,  Ct.)  and 
Jane  Bradley,  both  of  Ballston,  N.  Y.  He  was  a  prominent  citizen 
of  Saratoga  County,  a  successful  farmer,  and  a  man  of  sterling 
character  and  of  strict  integrity.  He  died  June  19,  1888,  in  Ball- 
ston, N.  Y.  His  wife,  Abby,  died  Nov.  i,  1881.  Children  born 
in  Ballston,  N.  Y.: 

67.  i.  Samuel  Kirby  Davis,  b.  Nov.  4,  1829;  m.  Mary  Eliza 
Hough. 
ii.  Robert  Oliphant  Davis,  b.  April  18,  1831;  m.,  March 
4,  1858,  Mary  Euphemia  Walls  of  Charlton,  N.  Y., 
who  died  April  7,  1867,  in  Ballston,  N.  Y.,  leaving  no 
children.  He  married  (2),  Nov.  18,  1868,  Abigail 
McMullen  of  Easton,  N.  Y.         Children: 

1.  SamueP  Davis. 

2.  Louis  Henry  Davis. 

3.  Edna  Eva  Davis. 

4.  Robert  Alexander  Davis. 

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5.  Mary  Frances  Davis, 
iii.  Henry  Edward  Davis,  b.  Oct.  22,  1832. 
iv.  Eliza  Raymond  Davis,  b.  April  17,  1834;  d.  June  13, 

1838. 
V.  Sarah  Matilda  Davis,  b.  March  4,  1836;  d.  April  4,  1S36. 
vi.  Anna  Elizabeth  Davis,  b.  July  30,  1S38;  m.,  May  22, 

1863,  Louis  Beck  Smith  of  Albany,  N.  Y. ;  no  children. 
vii.  Abby  Frances  Davis,  b.  Aug.  i,  184 1. 
viii.  Julia  Buckingham  Davis,  b.  March  28,  1846. 
ix.  Mary  Isabella  Davis,  b.  Dec.  17,  1847. 

67.  Samuel  Kirby'^  Davis  (Henry  Davis^  iMary  Kirby',  John*, 
John^  Joseph-,  John^),  born  Nov.  4,  1829;  married,  Oct.  13,  1859, 
in  Cleveland,  O.,  Mary  Eliza  Hough,  born  Nov.  22.  1838,  in  Mar- 
tinsburg,  N.  Y.,  daughter  of  Oliver  and  Eliza  Hough  of  Martins- 
burg,  N.  Y.  He  is  a  mining  broker,  and  since  1889  has  been 
living  in  Helena,  Mont.  Children: 

i.  Maud  Mary  Davis,  b.  Oct.  10,  i860,  in  Cleveland,  O.;  m., 

Nov.  14,  1882,  Thomas  Childering  Baker,  b.  in  England; 

d.   April,    1889,     She  is   now   living  in   Helena,   Mont. 

Children: 

1.  Thomas  Childering  Baker,  b.  Oct.  26,  1887,  in  Ten- 

nessee. 

2.  Viroque  Baker,  b.  Aug.,  1889,  in  Helena,  Mont. 

ii.  Harry  Hough  Davis,  b.  May,  1866,  in  Cleveland,  O.  He  is 
now  engaged  in  mining. 

iii.  Percy  Fuller  Davis,  b.  Sept.  17,  1869,  in  Cleveland,  O.  Was 
killed  in  a  mine  near  Helena,  Dec.  19,  1894. 

iv.  Carl  Raymond  Davis,  b.  Jan.  12,  1874,  in  Cleveland,  O.; 
graduated  from  Colorado  ^vlining  School  at  Golden,  Col., 
and  is  now  Assistant  Manager  of  the  Boston  and  Mon- 
tana Mining  Co.  at  Butte,  Mont. 

V.  Mabel  Jane  Davis,  b.  June  26,  1879;  d.  young. 


24.  Hannah*  Kirby  (John^,  Joseph-,  John^),  born  April,  1723, 
in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  April  25,  1745,  Solo- 
mon Sage,  born  1720,  son  of  Timothy  Sage  and  Margaret  Holibert.  £v' 
He  was  appointed  Deacon  of  the  Congregational  Church  in  '-' 
Middletown  "  Upper  Houses  "  Jan.  26,  1775,  snd  served  until 
his  death,  June  7,  1795.  Hannah  Kirby  Sage  died  Oct.  23  (or 
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i.  Samuel  Sage,  b.  April  12,  1746;  d.  1814;  m.,  May  11,  1780, 
Elinor  Edwards  of  Middlctown,  Ct.         Children: 

1.  Allen    Sage,    bapt.    Nov.    3,    17S2;    d.    1854;    m. 

Sarah . 

2.  Elinor  Sage,  b. ;  d.  young. 

3.  Hannah  Sage,  bapt.  Jan.  3,   1790;  m.  Bildad  B. 

Belden. 
ii.  Rev.  Seth  Sage,  b.  Feb.  9,  1748;  d.  1822;  m.  Phoebe  Wil- 
cox.    He  was  settled  over  the  Presbyterian  Church  of 
Windsor,  N.  Y.,  and  had  eight  children. 
iii.  Chloc  Sage,  b.  Feb.  5,  1750;  not  married. 

Stephen  Sage,  b.  Sept.  14,  1752.    He  was  a  Revolutionary 
soldier,  and  served  three  years  in  the  Continental  Army, 
He  removed  to  Sandisfield,  ;Mass.,  and  had  nine  children. 
V.  Martha  Sage,  b.  Jan.  7,  1754;  not  married. 

Capt.  Simon  Sage,  b.  June  26,  1759;  ^1-  1840;  m.  Mary 
Holdcn.  He  was  in  the  Revolutionary  Army;  removed 
to  Salisbury,  Ct.  He  had  eleven  children. 
Solomon  Sage,  b.  Aug.  3,  1762;  d.  1823  (will  probated 
Sept.  15,  1823);  m.,  June  2y,  178S,  Anna  WiUiams.  He 
lived  in  Middletown,  Ct.         Children: 

1.  Eber  Sage,  b.  1790;  m.  Acsah  Ely. 

2.  Roxy  Sage,  b.  1791;  m.  Timothy  White,  Jr. 

3.  Anna  Sage,  b.  1792;  m.  Israel  Russell. 

4.  Ezra  Sage,  b.  1796;  m.  Bathsheba  M.  Wilcox. 

5.  Emily  Sage,  b.  1798;  m.  Timothy  Ball. 

6.  Laura  Sage,  b.  1799;  ^-  Ebenezer  Post. 

7.  Solomon  Sage,  b.  1802;  d.  1827;  not  married. 

8.  Luther  W.  Sage,  b.  1803;  m.  Elizabeth  White. 
Hannah  Sage,  b.  Nov.  13,  1764;  d.  before  Dec.  22,  1789; 

m.  Ozias  Deming  of  Sandisfield,  Ct.,  and  had  one  child: 
Elijah. 
Mercy  Sage,.b.  June  9,  1768;  m. Butler. 


25.  Daniel*  Kirby  (John',  Joseph*,  John^),  bom  Oct.  24,  1724, 
in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  Oct.  26,  1752,  Lu- 
cretia  Porter,  born  March  27,  1733,  daughter  of  Amos  Porter 
and  Sibyl  Ranney.  He  died  Sept.  9,  1796,  in  Middletown,  Ct. 
Lucretia  Porter  Kirby  died  April  29,  1767.         Children: 

i.  Sibyl  Kirby,  b.  July  15,  1753;  m.,  Dec.  9,  1780,  Joseph 
Shepard  of  Middlctown,  Ct.,  bapt.  May  26,  1754,  son  of 

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Samuel  and  Hannah  Shepard  of  Middletown,  Ct.  Joseph 
Shepard  was  a  Revolutionary  soldier  in  Capt.  Eells  Com- 
pany, Third  Battalion,  Wadsworth's  Brigade.  He  re- 
moved to  \\'hitesto\vn,  Oneida  County,  N.  Y.,  where 
he  was  living  May  31,  1S05.         Children: 

1.  Richard  Shepard,  b.  Dec.  15,  1781. 

2.  Luther  Shepard,  b.  Nov.  16,  1783. 

3.  Jason  Shepard,  b.  Sept.  9,  1789. 

4.  Olive  Shepard,  b.  Aug.  15,  1791;  d.  Jan.  10,  1793. 

5.  Horace  Shepard,  b.  Jan.,  1793. 

Lucretia  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  16,  1735;  m.,  Dec.  14,  1779,  John 
Mildrum  of  Wethersfield  and  }^Iiddletown,  Ct.  He  died 
Dec.  29,  1827,  aged  seventy-three.  Lucretia  Kirby 
Mildrum  died  Jan.  3,  1819.         Children: 

1.  Luther  jNlildrum,  b. ;  m.  Sally  Savage,  dau.  of 

Samuel  Savage,  b.  :May  9,  1756  (son  of  Samuel 
Savage  and  ]\Iary  Kirby)  and  Sarah  Comwell. 

2.  John  Mildrum. 

3.  Orren  Mildrum,  b.  1784;  d.  June  21,  1862. 

4.  Mary  Mildrum,  b.  Sept.  4,  1786. 

5.  Henry  Mildrum. 

6.  Lucretia  Mildrum. 

7.  Lucy  Mildrum. 

8.  Stephen  Mildrum,  b.  1796;  d.  Jan.  25,  1850. 
Stephen  Kirby,  b.  July  31,  1757;  d.  May  10,   1795;  not 

married. 
Rachel  Kirby,  b.  Sept.   17,   1759;  d.  Jan.   17,   1840;  not 

married. 
Dotia  Kirby,  b.  June   16,  1762;  was  unmarried,  and  in 

Guilford,  Ct.,  Dec,  1799.    She  afterward  married  Abner 

Bacon,  and  they  were  living  Jan.  27,   1801,  in  Paris, 

Oneida  County,  N.  Y. 
Sarah  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  18,  1765;  m.,  July  2^,  1791,  Abraham 

Benton,  b.  Feb.  28,  1767,  son  of  Jabez  Benton  and  Mary 

Bartholomew  of  Farmington,  Ct.     He  died  Feb.  6,  1807. 

Sarah  Kirby  Benton  died  Sept.  21,  1808.         Children: 

1.  Mary  Benton,  b.  Dec.  19,  1791. 

2.  Ira  Benton,  b.  April  27,  1794;  m-  JwHa  Scranton, 

dau.  of  Samuel  Scranton  and  Luthina  Bells.  He 
died  in  1826.  Children:  (i)  Harriet  Elizabeth 
Benton,  b.  Dec.  16,  1817;  d.  Aug.  6,  1828;  (2) 
Julia  Ann  Benton,  b.  Sept.  23,  1819;  not  married. 
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3.  Harriet  Benton,  b.  July  18,  1797;  d.  Aug.,  1816; 

not  married. 

4.  Sally  Benton,  b.  1800;  d.  June  18,  1829;  not  married. 
vii.  Amos  Kirby,  b.  1774;  d.  Feb.  11,  1846,  aged  seventy-one, 

in  Berlin,  Ct. ;  m.  (i)  Sarah ,  who  died  Oct.  i,  iSoo, 

aged  twenty-six;  (2)  Lois ,  who  died  Feb.  9,  1840, 

aged  sixty-five.  Fie  lived  in  Berlin,  Ct.  In  1814  he  re- 
opened the  "  Fuller  Tavern/'  of  Gen.  Washington  fame, 
and  continued  for  twenty  years  to  keep  this  famous 
hostelry.         Children: 

1.  Amos  Kirby,  b. ;  not  married. 

2.  Margaret  Kirby,  b. ;  not  married. 

3.  John  Kirby,  b. ;  removed  to  the  South. 

4.  Sarah  (?)  Kirby,  b. ;  m. Judd. 

viii,  Daniel  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  Nov.  14,  1771,  Margaret  Cogs- 
well. He  is  mentioned  in  the  distribution  of  his  father's 
estate,  1796,  but  nothing  further  is  known  concerning 
him.  He  seems  to  have  been  the  eldest  son  and  by  a 
former  wife. 


2G.  Sarah*  Kirby  (John^,  Joseph",  John^),  born  July  19,  1726, 
in  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses;  "  married,  Oct.  13,  1748,  Captain 
Samuel  Savage  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  born  1722,  youngest  child 
of  Thomas  Savage  and  Mary  Goodwin.  He  died  Dec.  5  (or  27), 
1779.     Sarah  Kirby  Savage  died  Aug.  3,  1786. 

[Thomas  Savage  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  b.  Aug.  21,  1684;  d.  Feb. 
13,  1755,  was  the  eldest  surviving  son  of  Capt.  John  Savage  of 
Middletown  and  Mary  Ranney  (b.  Feb.,  1665;  d.  Aug.  19,  1734, 
dau.   of  Thomas   Ranney  of  Middletown  and   Mary  Hubbard). 
He  married,  March  21,  171 1,  Mary  Goodwin,  b.  Dec.  8,  1685; 
d.  June  9,  1758,  dau.  of  William  Goodwin  of  Hartford  (b.  1658; 
d.  1733,  son  of  William,  and  grandson  of  Ozias)  and  Elizabeth 
Siiepard,  aau.  ot  Jolm  ijhepard  01  Uamuricige,  i\iass.] 
Children  of  Captain  Samuel  Savage  and  Sarah  Kirby: 
i,  Sarah  Savage,  b.  Oct.  i,  1749;  d.  June  27,  1787;  not  married. 
li.  Hepzibah  Savage,  b.  Oct.  17,  1751;  m.,  as  his  first  wife, 
William   Hamlin  of  Middletown,  Ct.     She  died  before 
1781,  and  he  married  (2)  Lucy  Kirby,  dau.  of  Thomas 
Kirby  and  Lucy  Stocking,         Children: 

1.  Lucy  Hamlin,  b.  Feb,  19,  1777;  m.  Daniel  Crowell 
of  Middletown,  Ct, 

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2.  Hepzibah  Hamlin,  b.  Aug.   17,  1779'.  "i.  Samuel 
Candee  of  :^liddleto\vn,  Ct.     He  afterward  re- 
moved to  Trenton,  N.  J. 
iii.  Sibyl  Savage,  b.  March  5,  1754;  d.  before  Sept.  13,  1787; 

not  married. 
iv.  Samuel  Savage,  b.  ^^lay  9,  1756;  m.,  Dec.  27,  1778,  Sarah 
Cornwcll  (or  Mary  Cornwell,  according  to  the  Cromwell 
Church  records),  b.  Feb.  7,  1759;  d.  1827,  dau.  of  Lieut. 
Nathaniel  and  IMary  Cornwell  of  Middletown,  Ct. 
Children : 

1.  Samuel  Savage,  b. ;  living  in  1828. 

2.  Catharine  Savage,  b. ;  m.  Jonathan  Hall. 

3.  Roswell  Savage. 

4.  Sally  Savage,  b.  ■ ;  m.  Luther  Mildrum,  eldest 

son  of  John  Mildrum  of  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  and 
Lucretia  Kirby,  dau.  of  Daniel  Kirby  of  Middle- 
town,  Ct. 

5.  Hepzibah  Savage,  b. ;  m.  Seth  Hall. 

6.  Mehitable  Savage,  b. ;  living  in  1828,  and  un- 

married. 

7.  Rhoda  Savage,  b.  ;  living  in   1828,  and  un- 

married. 

8.  David  Savage,  b. ;  living  in  1828. 

9.  Orrin  Savage,  b. ;  living  in  1828. 

10.  Seth  Savage,  b. ;  d.  before  April  7,  1828,  leav- 
ing children  by  wife  Phoebe:  (i)  Maria;  (2)  ]Mary 
Ann;  (3)  Seth. 
V.  Thomas  Savage,  b.  :May  9,  1756,  twin  with  Samuel. 
'      vi.  Ozias  Savage,  b.  Aug.  i,  1758;  d.  Aug.  6,  1763. 

vii.  Seth  Savage,  b.  Nov.  2y,  1760;  d.  before  Sept.  13,  1787; 

not  married. 
viii.  John  Savage,  b.  Jan.  22,  1763. 
ix.  Hannah  Savage,  b.  May  4,  1765;  d.  Aug.  23,  1829;  m., 
June  3,  1784,  Capt.  Richard  Treat  of  East  Hartford,  Ct., 
b.  1762;  d.  Nov.  II,  1823.    They  had  ten  children. 
X.  Ozias  Savage,  b.  1767;  living  Sept.  13,  1787. 

27.  Mary*  Kirby  (John^  Joseph^,  John^),  born  Dec,  1727,  in 
Middletown  "  Upper  Houses;  "  married  (i),  Nov.  8,  1753,  Amos 
Johnson  of  T^Iiddletown,  Ct.,  born  Jan.  27,  1731,  son  of  Thomas 
Johnson  (born  1689;  died  April  22,  1761)  and  Susanna  White, 

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bom  Oct.  i6,  1692,  daughter  of  Ensign  Daniel  White  (son  of 
Captain  Nathaniel)  and  Susanna  IVIould.  Amos  Johnson  was  a 
soldier  in  the  French  and  Indian  War,  and  died  Sept.  19,  1758, 
in  camp  at  Lake  George.  She  married  (2),  Dec.  17,  1764  (Guil- 
ford Town  Records),  William  Parmelee  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  born 
1724,  son  of  Joseph  Parmelee  and  Abigail  Kimberly.  William 
Parmelee  died  March  13,  1799.  Mary  Kirby  Parmelee  died  Feb. 
13,  1813. 

Children  by  her  first  husband: 
i.  James  Johnson,  b,  Sept.  i,  1754;  living,  1789,  in  Wethers- 
field,  Ct. 
ii.  Hepzibah  Johnson,  b.  IVIay  5,  1756. 
iii,  Luther  Johnson,  b.  ^larch  25,  1758. 

Children  by  her  second  husband: 
iv.  Jonathan  Parmelee,  b.  Oct.  4,  1765,  in  Guilford,  Ct. ;  m., 
Feb.  15,  1792,  Elizabeth  Hart,  b.  1764,  dau.  of  Thomas 
Hart  (son  of  the  Rev.  John  Hart)  and  Concurrence  Bart- 
lett.  He  died  Dec.  7,  1835,  in  Guilford,  Ct.  Elizabeth, 
his  widow,  died  Dec.  20,  1846,  aged  eighty-two.  Chil- 
dren : 

1.  Jerusha  Parmelee,  b.  Sept.  8,  1793;  d.  Sept.  2,  1795. 

2.  Elisha  Parmelee,  b.  i\Iay  21,  1795;  d.  July  21,  1821; 

m.  Clarissa  B.  Elliott,  b.  Feb.  19,  1795,  dau.  of 
Reuben  Elliott  and  Grace  Fairchild. 

3.  Sarah  Parmelee,  b.  Feb.  28,  1797;  d.  Oct.  31,  1884; 

m.,  as  third  wife,  April  30,  185 1,  the  Rev.  Silas 
McKeen,  D.D.,  of  Bradford,  Vt. 

4.  Jonathan  Parmelee,  b.  Sept.  3,  179S;  d.  June  18  (or 

20),  1880;  m.,  Oct.  13,  1819,  Maria  Dudley,  b. 
April  30,  1802;  d.  April  25,  1893,  dau.  of  Asher 
Dudley  and  his  cousin,  Lucy  Dudley.  Children: 
(i)  Horace  Dudley,  b.  March  22,  1821;  m.,  Oct. 
20,  1842,  Clarissa  Chapman  Seward;  (2)  Mary 
Maria,  b.  May  18,  1823;  d.  Dec.  3,  1887;  m.,  Sept. 
II,  1845,  Alfred  G.  Hull;  (3)  Lucy  Eliza,  b.  July 
15,  1825;  d.  Jan.  4,  1895;  m.,  May  7,  1846,  Phineas 
Miller  Augur;  (4)  Sarah  Marilla,  b.  April  2>o,  1828; 
d.  Sept.  9,  1892;  m.,  Dec.  3,  1858,  as  third  wife, 
Josiah  Pierson  of  Bergen,  N.  Y.;  (5)  Flenry  Elisha, 
b.  Jan.  I,  1830;  d.  Sept.  7,  1896;  m.,  May  27,  1851, 
Georgiana  E.  Rossiter. 

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5.  Mary  Parmelee,  b.  Sept.  18,  1801;  d.  Aug.  18,  1S82; 

m.  Charles  E.  Fowler. 

6.  Charles  Parmelee,  b.  Oct.  11,  1804;  not  married. 

7.  Eli  Parmelee,  b.  June  7,  1808;  d.  Aug.  28,  1882;  m. 

Betsy  Ann  Benton,  b.  May  8,  iSoS,  dau.  of  Dan 

Lindley  Benton  and  Betsy  Seward. 
V.  Mary  Parmelee,  b.  :March  i,  1767;  d.  March  7,  1854:  m., 
Oct.  8,  1787,  Dea.  Thomas  Hart,  b.  Sept.  8,  1762;  d.  }.Iay 
29,  1829,  son  of  Thomas  Hart  (son  of  Rev.  John)  and 
Concurrence  Bartlett.         Children: 

1.  William  Plart,  b.  ^lay  5,  17S8;  d.  Aug.  18,  1S62; 

m.  (i)  Lydia  Griffing;  m.  (2)  Catherine  Starr. 

2.  Ruth  Hart,  b.  Jan.  14,  1790;  d.  April  23,  1855;  m. 

George  Landon. 

3.  George  Hart,  b.  Feb.  8,  1794;  d.  ^lay  25,  184S;  m. 

Clarissa  Parmelee. 

4.  Polly  Hart,  b.  Sept.  13,  1797;  d.  Dec.  13,  1875;  m. 

Richard  Fowler. 

5.  Eliza  Hart.  b.  March,   1800;  d.  May  5,   1841 ;  m. 

Stephen  Trowbridge. 
vi.  Eli  Parmelee,  b.  May  28,  1772;  d.  Jan.  27,  1805;  not  married. 

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I    John  Parmelee,  one  of  the  first  settlers  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  aied 

Nov.  8,  1659;  married  (i)  Hannah  ;  (2)  Elizabeth  Bradley 

of  New  Haven,  Ct.         Children,  all  by  first  wife:  John;  Hannah, 

m.,  Sept.  3,  165 1,  John  Johnson  of  New  Haven,  Ct.;  Mary,  b. ; 

d.  March  16,  1667;  m.,  Sept.  16,  1660,  Dennis  Crampton. 

n    John  Parmelee  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  born ;  died  Jan.  16S8; 

married  (i)  Rebecca,  born  ;  died  1651;  married  (2)  widow 

Anna  Plain;  died  165S;  married  (3)  Hannah.  Children:  Na- 
thaniel; John,  b.  Nov.  3,  1659;  d.  March  27,  1725;  m.,  June  29. 
1681  Mary  Mason;  Joshua;  Isaac,  b.  Nov.  21,  1665;  m.  Elizauetn 
Hilliard;  Hannah,  b.  Nov.  5,  1667;  m.,  Nov.,  1688,  Tappan  Hill; 
Stephen,  b.  Dec.  6,  1669;  Job,  b.  July  31,  1673;  Caleb,  b.  1675; 
Priscilla,  b.  1678;   Joel,  b.  1679. 

HI.  Isaac  Parmelee,  born  Nov.  21,  1665;  died  Jan.  23,  1749; 
married  Dec.  20,  1689,  Elizabeth  Hilliard  (or  Highland,  daughter 
of  George  Highland).  Children:  Ebenezer,  b.  Nov.  28,  1690; 
d.  Sept.  27,  1777;  m.,  July  24,  1718,  Hannah  Cruttenden  (b.  May 
10,  1701,  dau.  of  Abraham  and  Susanna  Kirby  Cruttenden);  Abra- 
ham, b.  May  18,  1692;  d.  Sept.  19,  1752;  Joseph,  b.  Sept.  14,  1694; 

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d.  April  14,  1750;  m.,  Sept.  16,  1716,  Abigail  Kimberly;  Elizabeth, 
b.  Jan.  20,  1696;  ni.,  April  8,  1718,  Nathaniel  Baldwin;  Sarah, 
b.  Aug.  II,  1699;  d.  May  6,  1780;  m.,  Oct.  17,  1720,  jNIichael  Hill; 
Isaac,  b.  jNIay  20,  1702;  d.  July  13,  1752;  m.,  May  20,  1725,  Eliza- 
beth Evarts,  dau.  of  Sergt.  James  Evarts  and  Anna  Bow;  Andrew, 
b.  July  20,  1704;  d.  Aug.  7,  1794;  m.  Anna  Crampton;  Rachel,  b. 
Nov.  18,  1707;  d.  Nov.  9,  1793;  m.  Samuel  Evarts;  Josiah,  b.  Dec. 
8,  1709;  d.  Aug.,  1739. 

IV.  Joseph  Parmelce,  born  Sept.  14,  1694;  died  April  14,  1750; 
married,  Sept.  16,  1716,  Abigail  Kimberly,  daughter  of  Nathaniel 
Kimberly  (son  of  Nathaniel)  and  Hannah  Downs.  Children: 
Abigail,  b.  Jan.  31,  1719;  d.  Feb.  8,  1780;  m.  Caleb  Bishop ;  Joseph, 
b.  April  3,  1721;  d.  July  3,  1804;  William,  b.  1724;  d.  March  13, 
1799;  Elizabeth,  b.  Nov.  21,  1728;  m.  Ebenezer  Chittenden; 
Beulah,  b.  Aug.  30,  1732;  d.  July  27,  1820;  m.  Nathaniel  Elliott; 
Samuel,  b.  July  27,  1737;  d.  Jan.  2,  1807. 

Y.  William  Parmelee,  born  1724;  died  }^Iarch  13,  1799;  married 
(i),  June  6,  1749,  Mary  Rossiter;  married  (2),  Dec.  17,  1764, 
widow  Mary  (Kirby)  Johnson.] 

28.  Thomas*  Kirby  (John^,  Joseph-,  Jchn^),  born  Dec,  1729, 
in  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses;  "  married,  Nov.  26,  1755,  Lucy 
Stocking,  born  June  10,  1737,  daughter  of  Elisha  Stocking  by  his 
first  wife,  Rachel  Ranney,  He  was  a  farmer,  and  lived  in  that  part 
of  Middletown  which  is  now  the  town  of  Cromwell,  Ct.  He  died 
July  29,  1810.  Luck  Stocking  Kirby  died  Nov.  28,  1818.  Chil- 
dren :  "^ 

i.  Giles  Kirby,  b.  1756;  d.  Aug.  7,  1776, 

Abel  Kirby,  bapt.  Feb.  26,  1758;  d.  Nov.  5,  1775. 
Lucy  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  23,  1760;  m.  William  Harnlin. 
Thomas  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  7,  1762;  m.  (i)  Rebecca  Flamlin; 

(2)  Jane  Brower. 
George  Kirby,  b.  May  5,  1764;  d.  at  sea,  Oct.  18,  1778. 
Zebulon  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  25,  1766;  m.  Louisa  Gibson. 
Reuben  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  5,  1768;  m.  Molly  Butler. 
Samuel  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  16,  1771;  m.  Abigail  Sage. 
Mary  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  10,  1773;  m.  Ralph  Smith. 
Grace  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  17,  1775;  m.,  Oct.  11,  1837,  as  his 
third  wife,  Tvliles  Merwin  of  Durham,  Ct.     She  died 
Aug.  13,  1856;  no  children.     Miles  Merwin,  b.  Feb. 
2,   1772;  d.  July  31,   1859;  m.  (i),  Nov.  27,   1794, 
Phoebe  Camp;  m.  (2)  Abigail  Seward. 

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74.       xi.  Giles  Kirby,  b.  June  i6,  1777;  m.  Lucy  Spencer. 

xii.  Betsy  Kirby,  b.  July  7,  1779;  m.,  April  3,  1816.  as  his 
second  wife,  Elisha  Treat  of  Middletown,  Ct.  He 
died  Jan.  19,  1852,  aged  seventy-nine.  She  died  July 
8,  1861.    No  children. 

[Stocking  Lineage: 

L  George  Stocking  was  one  of  the  original  proprietors  of  Hart- 
ford, 1639;  removed  to  Middletown,  and  died  there,  May,  1683, 
"  at  great  age."  By  his  wife  Anna  he  had:  Lydia,  m.  John  Rich- 
ards of  Hartford;  Sarah,  m.  Samuel  Olcott  of  Hartford;  Hannah, 
m.  Andrew  Benton  of  Hartford;  Samuel. 

H.  Dea.  Samuel  Stocking,  only  son  of  the  preceding,  born  in 
England;  died  Dec.  31,  1683,  in  Middletown,  Ct.  He  was  one 
of  the  earliest  settlers  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  his  name  appearing 
with  only  five  others  as  early  as  1652;  was  deputy  to  General  Court, 
1658,  1659,  1665,  1669,  1674,  1677,  and  16S1  (Savage,  Vol.  IV., 
p.  198);  was  also  deacon,  and  perhaps  served  in  King  Philip's 
w^ar,  for  in  1677  he  was  made  Sergeant.  He  married,  May  2j, 
1652,  Bethia  Hopkins,  born  1635,  only  daughter  of  John  Hop- 
kins of  Hartford,  Ct.  She  married  (2)  James  Steel  of  Hartford. 
Children: 

1.  Samuel  Stocking,  b.  Oct.  19,  1656. 

2.  Bethia  Stocking,  b.  Oct.  10,  1658;  d.  Nov.  6,  1732;  m., 

Oct.  16,  1675,  Thomas  Stow,  b. ;  d.  March  19, 

1730.  Children:  Samuel,  b.  Oct.,  1681;  Bethia,  b. 
Feb.  22,  1685;  Mary,  b.  Aug.,  1688;  Thomas,  b.  May 
7,  1691;  Hannah,  b.  Feb.  11,  1696;  m.  John  Kirby  of 
Middletown,  Ct.;  Joseph,  b.  Aug.  5,  1703. 

3.  John  Stocking,  b.  Sept.  24,  1660. 

4.  Lydia  Stocking,  b.  Jan.  20,  1662. 

5.  George  Stocking,  b.  Feb.  20,  1664;  d.  Feb.  17,  1714; 

m.  Elizabeth  .         Children:    Stephen,  b.  Aug. 

20,  1694;  m.,  July  5,  1722,  Elizabeth  Hall  of  Port- 
land, Ct.;  Elizabeth,  b.  :March  12,  1697;  Samuel,  b. 
Oct.  16,  1700;  m.,  July  20,  1726,  Abiel  Boardman; 
Bethia,  b.  April  12,  1703;  George,  b.  Aug.  16,  1705; 
m.,  March  i,  1727,  Mary  Savage;  Nathaniel,  b.  June 
28,  1709. 

6.  Ebenezer  Stocking,  b.  Feb.  23,  1666. 

7.  Stephen  Stocking,  b.  March  28,  1673. 

8.  Daniel  Stocking,  b.  April  14,  1677;  m.  Jane  Mould. 

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III.  Daniel  Stocking  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  youngest  son  of  the 
prcccJing,  born  April  14,  1677;  died  1733;  married,  Aug.  27,  1700, 

Jane  Mould,  born  ;  died  April  i,  1758,  daughter  of  Hugh 

Mould  of  New  London,  Ct.,  born ;  died  1692,  and  Martha 

Coit  (married  June  11,  1662),  daughter  of  John  and  Mary  Jenners 
Coit  of  New  London,  Ct.         Children: 

1.  Capt.  Joseph  Stocking  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  b.  Feb.  2.y, 

1703;  m.  (i),  Dec.  20,  1726,  Abigail  Ranney.  Chil- 
dren: Daniel,  b.  Jan.  18,  1728;  m.  Bethia  Kirby,  dau. 
of  John  Kirby  of  Middletown;  Zebulon,  who  died 
young;  Abigail,  who  married,  Oct.  28,  1747,  Thomas 
Goodwin.  Capt.  Joseph  Stocking  married  (2)  widow 
Hannah  (Pitkin)  Magee. 

2.  Ebenezer  Stocking,  b.  Nov.  23,  1704. 

3.  John  Stocking,  b.  July  14,  1707. 

4.  Jonathan  Stocking,  b.  Oct.  i,  1709. 

5.  Jane  Stocking,  b.  Dec.  19,  171 1. 

6.  Elisha  Stocking,  b.  March  25,  1714;  m.  (i)  Rachel  Ran- 

ney, (2)  Margery  Wilcox,  (3)  Thankful  Butler. 

IV.  Elisha  Stocking  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  youngest  son  of  the 
preceding,  born  I\Iarch  25,  1714;  died  Oct.,  1775;  married  (i), 
Jan.  26,  1737,  Rachel  Ranney,  who  died  ]\larch  16,  1739;  married 
(2),  Feb.  15,  1740,  Margery  Wilcox,  daughter  of  Francis  Wilcox, 

born ;  died  June  29,  1752;  married  (3),  Feb.,  1758,  Thankful 

Butler.         Children: 

1.  Lucy  Stocking,  b.  June  10,  1737;  m.  Thomas  Kirby, 

son  of  John  Kirby  of  Middletown,  Ct. 

2.  Grace  Stocking,  b.  Feb.  28,  1739;  m.,  1760,  Nathaniel 

Savage. 

3.  Submit  Stocking,  bapt.  Feb.  28,  1741. 

4.  Zebulon  Stocking,  bapt.  April  4,  1742;  m.,  April  9,  1765, 

Martha  Edwards,  b.  1744,  dau.  of  David  Edwards,  Jr., 
of  Middletov>-n,  by  whom  he  had  a  daughter,  Lucretia, 
who  married.  May  2,  1790,  Hezekiah  Kirby,  son  of 
Capt.  Joseph  Kirby  of  Middletown,  Ct. 

5.  Rachel  Stocking,  bapt.  June  29,  1743. 

6.  Theodosia  Stocking,  bapt.  Feb.  23,  1745. 

7.  John  Stocking,  bapt.  May  6,  1750. 

8.  Elisha  Stocking,  bapt.  Aug.  27,  1751. 

9.  William  Stocking,  bapt.  June  26,  1757.] 

68.     Lucy''  Kirby  (Thomas*,  John^  Joseph^,  John^),  born  Sept. 
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23,  1760,  in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  Oct.  18, 
1781,  as  his  second  \vite,  \\'illiam  Hamlin  of  Middletown,  born 
Sept.  14,  1754,  son  of  William  Hamlin  and  Hannah  Allen.  She 
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dren: 

i.  Ashbel  Hamlin,  b.  Jan.  8,  1782;  d.  1796. 
ii.  Joseph  Hamlin,  b.  Sept.  2,  1783:  m.,  June  3,  1809,  Cath- 
erine West. 
iii.  Roxanna  Hamlin,  b.  Jan.,  1758;  m.  Royal  West. 
iv.  Cornelia  Hamlin,  b.  Feb.  10,  1786;  d.  July  30,  1814;  m. 

James  Plumb. 
V.  David  Hamlin,  b.  Dec.  3,  1788;  m.  Sarah  D.  Montague. 
vi.  Betsy  Hamlin,  b.  Oct.  10,  1790;  m.  Aaron  Savage. 
vii.  Hannah  Hamlin,  b.  July  8,  1792;  d.  Feb.  25,  1873,  in  Albion, 
N.  Y.;  m.  Cephas  S.  McConnell. 

[Hamlin  Lineage: 

I.  Giles  Hamlin,  born  1622;  died  Sept.  i,  1689,  in  Middletown, 
Ct,  He  settled  in  Middletown,  1655;  was  a  sea-captain,  and  an 
enterprising  and  successful  mariner;  was  deputy  to  the  General 
Court  of  Connecticut,  1666,  and  nearly  every  year  until  1684;  was 
Assistant,  1685,  and  held  this  oflEice  until  his  death.  He  married, 
1655,  Esther  Crow^  born  1628;  died  Aug.  25.  1700,  daughter  of 
John  Crov.'  of  Hartford  and  Elizabeth  Goodwin,  only  daughter  of 
Elder  William  Goodwin.     They  had  seven  children. 

n.  William  Hamlin  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  third  son  of  the  pre- 
ceding, born  Feb.  3,  1669;  died  May  22,  1733;  married,  ^lay  26, 
1692,  Susanna  Collins,  born  Nov.  26,  1669;  died  Oct.  24,  1722, 
daughter  of  the  Rev.  Nathaniel  Collins  of  Middletown  and  Mary 
Whiting.    They  had  eight  children. 

HI.  Nathaniel  Hamlin  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  fourth  son  of  the 
preceding,  born  Oct.  26,  1699;  died  Sept.  12,  1731  (or  1733); 
married,  Sept.  16,  1725,  Sarah  Ware.  Children:   William,  b. 

Feb.  II,  1726;  Sarah,  b.  Sept.  28,  1728;  Harris,  b.  April  14,  1730; 
Susannah,  b.  Jan.  27,  1731. 

IV.  William  Hamlin  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  born  Feb.  11,  1726; 
married,  June  22,  1750,  Hannah  Allen.  Children:    Lucia,  b. 

March  2,  1752;  William,  b.  Sept.  14,  1754;  m.  Lucy  Kirby;  Lucia, 
again,  b.  ^Iay  15,  1756;  Susanna,  b.  July  29,  1757;  Sarah,  b.  Nov. 
I5»  1758;  Elizabeth,  b.  Sept.  15,  1760;  Experience,  b.  Nov.  10, 
1761;  and  Rebecca,  who  married  Thomas  Kirby. 


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V.  William  Hamlin  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  and  Charlestovvn,  N.  H., 
born  Sept.  14.  I7S4;  died  Dec.  29,  1831,  in  Charlestown,  N.  H.j 
married  (i)  Hepzibah  Savage  of  Middletown,  by  whom  he  had 
two  children;  (2),  Oct.  18,  1781,  Lucy  Kirby;  (3)  Thanktul 
Knowles  of  Middletown,  by  whom  he  had  ten  children.  He  re- 
moved to  Charlestown.  N.  H.,  in  1803;  was  deacon  of  the  Uni- 
tarian Church  of  that  place.] 

GO.  Thomas^  Kirby  (ThomasS  John^  Joseph^,  John^),  bom 
Feb.  7,  1762;  married,  May  19,  1784.  Rebecca  Hamlin,  youngest 
daughter  of  William  Hamlin  of  Middletown  and  Hannah  Allen. 
She  died  before  1795.  He  removed  to  Dutchess  County,  N.  Y., 
where  he  married,  about  1795,  Jane  Brower.  He  was  in  Claverack, 
Columbia  County,  N.  Y.,  in  1809,  and  died  there  Feb.,  1821.  Jane 
Brower  Kirby  died  1S66. 

Children  by  his  first  wife: 

75.  i.  Rebecca  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  12,  1784;  m.  Seth  Smith. 
ii.  Olive  Kirby,  b. ;  m. Whittlesey. 

iii.  George  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  in  the  South. 

Children  by  his  second  wife: 

76.  iv.  Henry  Kirby,  b.  April  2,  1798;  m.  Maria  Becker. 

77.  V.  David  Kirby,  b.  Nov.,  1800;  m.  Eva  Stupplebeen. 
vi.  Thomas  Kirby,  b.  1802;  not  married. 

vii.  Clarissa  Kirby,  b.  1804;  d.  in  Wisconsin;  not  married. 

78.  viii.  Giles  W.  Kirby,  b.  May  30,   1807;  m.  (i)  Julia  Ann 

Becker;  m.  (2)  Eliza  Ann  Link. 

79.  ix.  John  Kirby,  b.  July  18,  1809;  m.  Elizabeth  Smith. 

X.  Eliza  Kirby,  b.  181 1;  m.  John  Sitzer. 
SO.       xi.  Jacob  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  2j,  1813;  m.  Xancy  Swan. 

xii.  Cornelius  Kirby,  b. ;  m.  Mary  Eggleston  of  Stock- 
bridge,  Mass.  They  had  a  daughter,  Esther. 
xiii.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  1818;  m.,  1842,  Flenr}-  Rockefeller  of 
Germantown,  Pa.,  son  of  Teel  D.  and  Effie  Rocke- 
feller. She  died  March  17,  1873,  in  Hudson,  N.  Y. 
No  children. 

75.  Rebecca"  Kirby  (Thomas',  Thomas*,  John',  Joseph^, 
John^),  born  Dec.  12,  1784,  in  Middletown,  Ct.;  married,  Nov.  25, 
1804,  Seth  Smith,  born  April  7,  1780,  son  of  Nathaniel  Smith  of 
Middletown,  Ct.,  and  grandson  of  Joseph  Smith  and  Elizabeth 


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Bulkcley.  He  removed  to  Southington,  Ct.,  where  he  died  Dec. 
I,  1853.  Rebecca  Kirby  Smith  died  April  5,  1863,  in  Southington, 
and  was  buried  in  Cromwell,  Ct.  "  She  had  this  for  her  motto: 
Let  not  thy  left  hand  know  what  thy  right  hand  doeth,  and  was 
noted  for  her  good  works."  Children: 

i.  David  H.  Smith,  b.  July  3,  1807,  in  ?vIiddletown,  Ct.; 
m.,  in  Curtisville,  Mass.,  Mary  Stow,  b.  July  ii,  1807, 
in  Curtisville,  Mass.,  dau.  of  Zcbulon  and  Hannah 
Stow.  He  was  a  carpenter,  and  lived  in  Hartford, 
Ct.;  was  accidentally  drowned  Ivlarch  10,  1854.  at 
Orient,  L.  I.    She  died  Aug.  15,  1882.         Children: 

1.  Mary  Louise  Smith,  b.  Dec.  11,  1832;  d.  Jan., 

1888;  m. Wright. 

2.  Frances  Smith,  b.  Aug.  27,  1836;  m.,  July  6. 

1854,  David  M.  Benton,  of  Fairhaven,  Ct.,  b. 
1829;  d.  Nov.  20,  1885.  Children:  (i)  Ida, 
m.  George  M.  Seward  of  Guilford,  Ct.;  (2) 
Mary,  m.  Joseph  Mack  of  Durango,  Col.; 

(3)  Kittie,  m. Humphrey  of  Worcester, 

Mass.;  (4)  Jessie. 

3.  Jane  Elizabeth  Smith,  b.  Oct.,  1842;  m.  William 

Richardson. 

4.  Charles  Luther  Sm.ith,  b.  March  27,  1844. 

ii.  Sarah  Ann  Smith,  b.  Nov.  12,  1808;  d.  April  14,  i860; 
m.,  Oct.  23,  1845,  William  Walter  Pelton,  b.  March 
23,  1801;    d.  Dec.  II,  1891.         One  child: 

I.  Mary  Ann  Pelton,  b.  Oct.  29,  1847;  m.,  Dec.  17, 
1876,    Caleb    S.    Pease    of    Crom.well,    Ct. 
Children:    (i)  Grace,  who  died  young;  (2) 
Emily  Sage,  b.  April  5,  1830;  d.  Sept.  21, 
1851.' 
ill.  Abigail  S.  Smith,  b.  Sept.  23,  1810;  d.  Jan.  i,  1817. 
iv.  Luther  Smith,  b.  Sept.  i,  181 2;  d.  July  24,  1834. 
V.  Joseph  Smith,  b.  Aug.  i,  1814;  d.  1882;  m.  (i)  Sarah 
Stevens;  m.  (2)  Ruth  Stevens.         Children: 

1.  Abigail  Smith,  b.  March  17,  1848;  d.  Sept.  22, 

1849. 

2.  William  J.  Smith,  b.  Aug.,  1850;  d.  Aug.  28, 

1850. 

3.  Emma  E.  Smith,  b. ;  m.  George  Beersden. 

SI.       vi.  Elizabeth  K.  Smith,  b.  Aug.  10,  1816;  m.  Lambert  R. 

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vii.  Abigail  Smith,  b.  Aug.  21,  1818;  d.  March  17,  1834, 
S2.     viii.  Grace  Kirbv  Smith,  b.  :March  15,  182 1 ;  m.  Allen  Barnes. 
ix.  Olive  W.  Smith,  b.  March  24,  1823;  d.  Oct.  7,  1879; 

m.,  Nov.  16,  1846,  William  Jones,  b.  ;  d.  1S80. 

Children: 

1.  Emily  H.  Jones,  b.  Oct.  16,  1848;  d.  Oct.  3,  1852. 

2.  Harriet  R.  Jones,  b.  May  18,  1S54;  d.  Sept.  9, 

1858. 

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[Smith  Lineage: 

I.  Samuel  Smith  came  in  the  Elizabeth,  1634,  from  Ipswich, 
Co.  Suffolk,  England,  with  wife  Elizabeth  and  four  children; 
was  first  at  Watertown;  removed  to  W'ethersfield.  Ct.,  where  he 
was  deputy  to  the  General  Court,  1641-53.  In  1659  he  removed 
to  lladley,  Mass.,  where  he  was  in  very  high  repute,  and  was  rep- 
resentative often  from  1661  to  1673;  was  also  Lieutenant  of 
the  Militia  from  1663  to  1678.  (Massachusetts  Records,  Vol.  V., 
p.  189.)  He  died  1680.  Elizabeth,  his  widow,  died  March  16, 
1685.  Children:  Samuel;  Elizabeth,  m.  Nathaniel  Foote;  Mary, 
m.  John  Graves;  Philip,  b.  1633;  m.  Rebecca  Foote;  Chileab,  b. 
1635;  m.,  Oct.  2,  1661,  Hannah  Hitchcock;  John. 

II.  Philip  Smith  of  Hadley,  :Mass.,  second  son  of  preceding, 
bom,  1633,  in  England;  died  Jan.  10,  1685;  married,  1657,  Rebecca 
Foote,  born  1634;  died  Aprir6,  1701,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Foote 
of  Wethcrsfield,  Ct.,  and  Elizabeth  Deming.  He  was  representa- 
tive for  Hadley  1677,  1680-84;  was  Lieutenant  1678-84  (Massa- 
chusetts Records,  Vol.  V.,  p.  189),  and  also  deacon.  They  had 
eight  children. 

III.  Rev.  Joseph  Smith  of  Middletown  "Upper  Houses,"  fifth 
son  of  the  preceding,  born  1674;  died  Sept.  8,  1736,  aged  sixty- 
two;  graduated  from  Har\-ard  College  1695;  ordained.  May  10, 
1709,  pastor  of  the  Church  in  Cohanzy,  N.  J.,  by  the  Presbyter>' 
of  Philadelphia;  was  pastor  of  a  church  in  Cumberland  County, 
N.  Y.,  for  two  years;  preached  a  short  time  at  Erookfield,  Mass., 
and  next  was  installed,  Jan.  15,  171 5,  as  the  first  pastor  of  the 
new  church  organized  in  ^Middletown  "  Upper  Houses,"  now 
Cromwell,  Ct.  He  married,  Sept.  15,  1698,  Esther  Parsons,  born 
Dec.  24,  1672,  youngest  daughter  of  Joseph  Parsons  of  Spring- 
field. She  died  May  30,  1760,  aged  eighty-seven  years.  Chil- 
dren:   Martha,  b.  Sept.   17,   1699;  m.,  Nov.  30,   1721,  Richard 

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Hamlin;  Joseph,  b.  1704;  Mary,  b.  1707;  m.,  Dec.  10,  1729,  Rev. 
Samuel  Tudor  of  East  Windsor,  Ct. 

IV.  Joseph  Smith,  only  son  of  the  preceding,  born  1704;  died 
Jan.  17,  1769;  married,  Dec.  20,  1726,  Elizabeth  Bulkeley,  born 
Jan.  4,  1705;  died  Oct.  20,  1761,  daughter  of  Edward  Bulkeley 
(born  1673;  died  Aug.  -ij,  1748,  son  of  the  Rev.  Gershom  Bulkeley 
of  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  and  Sarah  Chauncey)  and  Dorothy  Prescott, 
born  May  31,  1781,  daughter  of  Captain  Jonathan  Prescott  of 
Concord,  Mass.  Children:  Martha,  b.  April  15,  1728;  James, 
b.  Jan.  2,  1730;  Elizabeth,  b.  Dec.  31,  1733;  Joseph,  b.  ]\Iarch  16, 
1736;  d.  soon;  John,  b.  jSIarch  26,  1738;  Nathaniel,  b.  June  25, 
1740;  Joseph  again,  and  Edward.] 

81.  Elizabeth  Kirby^  Smith  (Rebecca  Kirby^  Thomas^, 
Thomas^,  John^  Joseph^  John^),  born  Aug.  10,  1816,  in  Middle- 
town  "Upper  Houses;  "  married,  Sept.  10,  1839,  in  ^.liddletown, 
Ct.,  Lambert  Rodney  Andrews,  born'  May  12,  1807,  in  South- 
ington,  Ct.,  son  of  Samuel  Andrews,  Jr.,  of  Southington  and  Betsy 
Clark.  He  was  a  farmer,  and  lived  in  Southington,  where  he  died 
Feb,  25,  1890.  Elizabeth,  his  wife,  died  Jan.  18,  1885,  in  South- 
ington. Children: 

i.  Ellen  J.  Andrews,  b.  May  2,  1848;  not  married. 
ii.  Martha  C.  Andrews,  b.  July  9,  1854;  m.,  Sept.  25,  1S77, 
Frederick  W.  Pratt,  b.  April  13,  185 1,  in  Southington,  Ct., 
son  of  Daniel  Pratt  and  Nancy  Devens  Beardsley,  b.  June 
25,  1825;  d.  June  14,  1891,  dau.  of  William  D.  Beardsley 
and  Elvira  Stevens.  Mr.  F.  W.  Pratt  is  a  merchant  of 
Chicago,  111. 

[William  D.  Beardsley,  b.  June  3,  1791;  d.  Sept.  19, 
1868,  son  of  Daniel  and  Nancy  Beardsley  of  Danbury, 
Ct.;  m.,  Nov.  7,  18 16,  Elvira  Stevens,  b.  1799;  d.  March 
25,  1854,  dau.  of  David  and  Esther  Stevens.  David 
Stevens  died  at  Naugatuck,  Ct.,  in  1822;  he  served  five 
years  in  the  war  of  the  Revolution — three  years  as  a 
privateer  and  two  years  in  the  Continental  Army.] 
Children : 

1.  Howard  Andrews  Pratt,  b.  April  11,  1878;  d.  Sept. 

12,  1880. 

2.  Lilly  Neale  Pratt,  b.  Jan.  3,  1880. 

3.  Clara  Louise  Pratt,  b.  Aug.  25,  1881. 

4.  Grace  Elizabeth  Pratt,  b.  Dec.  20,   1884;  d.  Aug. 

II,  1885. 

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5.  Frederick  W.  Pratt,  Jr.,  b.  Jan.  20,  1887;  d.  Nov. 

20.  1887. 

6.  Mary  Belle  Pratt,  b.  July  15,  1890. 

[Pratt  Lineage: 

I.  Lieutenant  William  Pratt,  Hartford,  1639;  removed  to  Say- 
brook,  Ct.,  1665;  was  Lieutenant  1661,  representative  1666-77; 
married  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  John  Clark  of  Milford,  Ct. 

IL  Joseph  Pratt  of  Saybrook,  Ct.,  eldest  son  of  preceding,  born 

Aug.  I,  1648;  died  Aug.  12,  1703;  married  (i)  ;  (2),  Sept., 

1686,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Robert  Chapman. 

in.  Ensign  William  Pratt  of  New  London,  Ct.,  second  son  of 
preceding,  by  his  first  wife,  born  1674;  married,  Oct.  8,  1700, 
Hannah  Hough. 

IV.  Christopher  Pratt  of  Wallingford,  Ct.,  son  of  the  preceding, 
born  Nov.  4,  1712;  married,  June  14,  1739,  Sarah,  daughter  of 
Daniel  Pratt. 

V.  Stephen  Pratt,  son  of  the  preceding,  born  June  30,  1740, 
in  Saybrook,  Ct.;  married  (i)  Phoebe  Atkins;  (2)  Hannah  David- 
son; (3)  Phoebe  Andrews. 

VI.  Dea.  Eli  Pratt  of  Southington,  Ct.,  son  of  the  preceding, 
born  Nov.  3,  1781;  died  Aug.  25,  1858;  married,  :March  28,  1803, 
Abigail  Hitchcock,  born  Feb.  28,  1783;  died  May  30,  185 1. 

VII.  Daniel  Pratt  of  Naugatuck,  Ct.,  son  of  the  preceding, 
bom  Oct.  21,  1821;  married,  Oct.  6,  1846,  Nancy  D.  Beardsley, 
bora  June  25,  1825;  died  June  14,  1891,  daughter  of  William  D. 
Beardsley  and  Elvira  Stevens.  He  was  a  merchant  in  Nauga- 
tuck, Ct.] 

82,  Grace  Kirby'  Smith  (Rebecca  Kirby',  Thomas',  Thomas*, 
John^  Joseph%  John^),  born  March  15,  182 1,  in  Middletown 
"Upper  Houses;"  married,  Dec.  20,  1843,  Allen  Barnes,  born 
1816,  son  of  Selah  Barnes  and  Mary  Cowles.  He  died  Jan.  24, 
1861,  aged  forty-five  years.  Grace  Smith  Barnes  died  Nov.  23, 
i860.         Children: 

i.  Charies  L.  Barnes,  b.  Oct.  18,  1844;  now  lives  in  Racine, 

Wis. 
ii.  Laura  E.  Barnes,  b.  Nov,  28,  1846;  m.,  Nov,  20,  1867,  Rev, 
William  R,  Eastman,  b,  Oct,  19,  1835,  son  of  Oman  East- 
man and  Mary  Reed.  He  was  pastor  of  the  Congrega- 
tional Church  of  Plantsville,  Ct.  He  is  now  Inspector  of 
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Public  Libraries  for  the  State  of  New  York,  and  lives  in 
Albany,  N.  Y.         Children: 

1.  Grace®  Eastman,  b.  Jan.  4,  1869. 

2.  Mary  R.  Eastman,  b.  May  19,  1870. 

3.  Margaret  Eastman,  b.  March  i,  1874. 
iii.  Laura  S.  Barnes,  b.  July  28,  1850;  not  married. 

iv.  William  Henry  Barnes,  b.  Dec.  3,  1851;  m.,  Dec.  25,  1873, 
Sarah  H.  Holcomb,  b.  Dec.  2j,  1852,  dau.  of  Selim  B. 
Holcomb  and  Sarah  Soper  of  Windsor,  Ct.    He  is  a  mer- 
chant, and  lives  in  Plantsville,  Ct.     One  child: 
I.  Harry  Allen  Barnes,  b.  Feb.  i,  1880. 

7G.  Henry«  Kirby  (Thomas',  Thomas*,  John^  Joseph^,  John^), 
born  April  2,  1798,  in  Columbia  County,  N.  Y.  He  learned  the 
blacksmith  trade,  and  removed  first  to  Lyons  Pond,  Rensselaer 
County,  N.  Y.,  and  from  thence  to  the  Valley  of  Nassau.  He 
spent  his  last  days  on  the  farm  of  his  son  Giles,  where  he  died  Jan. 
28,  1892.  He  vvas  Justice  of  the  Peace  about  twenty-six  years, 
and  was  Justice  of  Sessions  one  term.  He  married,  in  1819,  Maria 
Becker,  born,  1802,  in  Kinderhook,  N.  Y.,  daughter  of  Harmon 
Becker  of  Columbia  County,  N.  Y.,  who  died  in  Orleans  County, 
N.  Y.    Maria  Becker  Kirby  died  Sept.,  1865.         Children: 

i.  Lewis  Kirby,  b.  July  4,  1824;  d.  Jan.  27,  1883;  m.  Mary 

Sliter  of  East  Nassau,  N.  Y.    She  married  (2) Butler. 

Children: 

1.  Henrietta  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  12,  1858;  m.,  June,  1875, 

Spencer  Rockefeller  of  Valatie,  N.  Y.  Children: 
(i)  Grace,  b.  July  19.  1876;  (2)  Lewis,  b.  Nov.  27, 
1878;  (3)  Mabel,  b.  May  i,  1887;  (4)  Nina,  b.  June, 
1893. 

2.  William  Kirby,  b.  May  25,  1862;  not  married. 

ii.  Mahala  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  24,  1826;  d.  Jan.,  1894;  m.  Stephen 
V.  R.  Hoer,  who  died  Oct.  2,  1893;  no  children. 

iii.  Jane  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  12,  1828;  m.  G.  Yale  Phelps,  b.  1827; 
d.  1868;  no  surviving  children. 

iv.  Giles  Kirby,  b.  May  18,  1830,  in  Rensselaer  County;  was 
reared  a  blacksmith,  and  worked  in  Nassau  village  until 
1865,  when  he  bought  a  farm  of  about  120  acres,  where 
he  has  since  lived.  He  has  been  three  times  elected  Super- 
visor; was  Deputy  Sheriff  three  terms,  and  was  also  at 
one  time  Collector.    He  married,  March,  1857,  Mercy  C. 

'  MuUett  of  Hancock  County,  Me.  Children: 

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1.  Emma  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  13,  i860. 

2.  S.  Henry  Kirby,  b.  May  2,  1861. 

3.  Frank  Kirby,  b.  May  26,  1863;  m.,  Nov.,  1886,  Eva 

Slater.     Fie  is  now  Postmaster  of  Nassau,  N.  Y. 
One  child:  (i)  Clarence  Kirbv,  b.  Dec.  8,  1889. 

4.  Irving  J.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  24,  1868;  d.  Feb.  14,  1885. 

5.  Eleanor  Kirby,  b.  Nov.,  1872. 
V.  John  Kirby,  b.  June  6,  1834. 


77.  David«  Kirby  (Thomas^  Thomas*,  John^,  Joseph^,  John^). 
bom  Nov.,  1800;  married  Eva  Stupplebeen,  born  Jan.  4,  1801, 
daughter  of  Michael  Stupplebeen  of  Mellinville,  Columbia  County, 
N.  Y.,  probably  son  of  Michael  Stupplebeen  and  Gertrude  Plass 
of  Germantown,  Columbia  County,  N.  Y.  He  was  a  shoemaker, 
and  lived  in  :^.Iellinville,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died  July  2.  1837.  Eva 
Stupplebeen  Kirby  married  (2)  John  Richmond  of  Hillsdale,  Co- 
lumbia County,  N.  Y.,  a  veteran  of  the  war  of  1812.  She  died, 
1883,  in  Hudson,  N.  Y.         Children: 

83.  i.  Thomas  M.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  26,  1822;  m.  Anna  Becraft 
ii.  Jane  Kirby,  b. ;  m.  Joseph  Bachman  of  St.  Louis,  Mo. 

Children:  Josephine,  Mary,  and  John. 
iii.  Catherine  R.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  18,  1830,  in  Claverack,  Co- 
lumbia County,  N.  Y.;  m.,  Dec.  19,  1846,  Charles  G. 
■  Marenes  of  Valatie,  N.  Y.,  b.  Dec.  6,  1821,  in  Stuy- 
vesant,  Columbia  County,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Charles 
Marenes  and  Margaret  Stoliker.  She  died  Feb.  20, 
1892,  in  Valatie,  N.  Y.  Children: 

1.  John  Wild  Marenes,  b.  Feb.  14,  1848;  d.  Sept. 

22,  1871,  in  Stockport,  N.  Y.;  m.,  June  22, 
1870,  in  Greenport,  N.  Y.,  Jennie  H.  Wild; 
no  children. 

2.  Lillie  E.  :Marcncs,  b.  Feb.  7,  1853;  m.,  Oct.  iS, 

1882,  John  C  Kittell  of  Valatie,  N.  Y.;  no 
children. 

3.  Albert  P.  I^Iarenes,  b.  March  14,  1870,  in  Stock- 

port, N.  Y.;  m.,  Sept.  12,  1894,  Alice  Lamb. 
They  live  in  Montrose,  N.  Y. 

84.  iv.  George  M.  Kirby,  b.  July  16,  1832. 

V.  Emma  Kirby,  b. ;  m.  Henry  Hallenbeck  of  Hudson, 

N.  Y. 

vi.  Julia  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  in  infancy. 

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83.  Thomas  M.^  Kirby  (David«,  Thomas'.  ThomasS  John^ 
Joseph-,  John^),  bom  Aug.  26,  1822,  in  Mellinville,  N.  Y.;  mar- 
ried, Dec.  19,  1846,  Anna  Becraft,  born  Nov.  9.  1827,  in  Hudson, 
N.  Y.,  daughter  of  Washington  Becraft  of  Hudson,  N.  Y.,  and 
Sarah  Eggleston  of  Shefifield,  :\Iass.  He  was  a  butcher,  and  Hved 
in  Hudson,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died  Feb.  13,  1894.         Children: 

i.  Thomas  M.^  Kirby,  b.  July  19,  1848;  not  married. 

ii.  Anna  L.  Kirby,  b.  March  7,  1851 ;  m.,  Oct.,  1872,  Alexander 

Brooksby  of  Hudson,  N.  Y.    He  is  a  nurseryman.    They 

have  two  children,  Carrie  and  Willie. 
iii.  Libbie  S.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  13,  1854;  m.,  Feb.  14,  1877,  Frank 

Roberts.    They  have  one  child,  Arthur  C. 
iv.  Frank  W.  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  28,  1857.     He  lives  in  Hudson, 

N.  Y.;  not  married. 
v.  Hattie  B.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  5,  i860;  not  married. 

84.  Georg-e  M.^  Kirby  (David^,  Thomas',  Thomas*,  John-'', 
Joseph^,  John^),  born  July  16,  1832,  in  Claverack,  N.  Y.;  married 
(i),  Sept.  23,  1852,  Nancy  Hallenbeck,  born  July  15,  1833,  in 
Hillsdale,  N.  Y.;  died  July  2,  1S66;  married  (2),  Nov.  3,  1867, 
Mary  Esther  Carle,  born  Sept.  11.  1846,  in  Mt.  Rag-ia,  Dutchess 
County,  N.  Y.;  died  Oct.  11,  1881;  married  (3),  April  27,  1891, 
Elizabeth  Ramsay,  born  Dec.  24,  1847,  daughter  of  Alexander 
Ramsay,  born  Sept.  20,  1809,  and  Mary  Robertson,  born  April 
24,  1828,  both  of  Albany,  N.  Y.  He  is  a  butcher,  and  lives  in 
Albany,  N.  Y.;  was  a  veteran  of  the  War  of  the  Rebellion,  enlist- 
ing, in  the  spring  of  1863,  in  the  Ninety-first  N.  Y.  Volunteers, 
and  was  transferred  to  the  Twelfth  N.  Y.  Cavalry,  and  served 
until  the  close  of  the  war.         Children  by  his  first  wife: 

i.  Charles  E.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  7,  1855;  d.  Nov.,  1887. 

ii.  Mary  E.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  23,  1856;  m.  (i)  Edward  Miller  of 

Hudson,  N.  Y.;  m.  (2)  James  C.  Hogan  of  New  York 

•City.         Children:  (i)  Grace,  b.  1877; "(2)  Jessie,  b.  18S0. 

iii.  Delia  H.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  9,  1859;  m.  John  C.  McMenamy 

of  Albany,  N.  Y. ;  no  children, 
iv.  Kate  B.  Kirby,  b.  July  5,  1861 ;  m.  Andrew  Schiller.    They 
are  now  living  in  St.  Joseph,  Mo. 
Children  bv  his  second  wife: 

V.  Joel  B.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  21,  1858,  in  Albany,  N.  Y. 
vi.  Alice  R.  Kirby,  b.  March  28,  1870,  in  Hudson,  N.  Y. 
vii.  Augustus  M.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  29,  187 1,  in  Hudson,  N.  Y. 
viii.  Georgia  Ettie  Kirby,  b.  April  17,  1874,  in  Hudson,  N.  Y. 
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ix.  Beulah  J.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  29,  1877,  in  Stottsville,  N.  Y. 
X.  John  R.  Kirby,  b.  Alarch  28,  18S0,  in  Hudson,  N.  Y. 

T8.  Giles  W.®  Kirby  (Thomas'^,  Thomas*,  Jchn^,  Joseph^, 
John*),  born  May  30,  1807,  in  Catskill,  N.  Y.;  married  (i),  1S27, 
Julia  Ann  Becker,  daughter  of  Harmon  Becker  of  Dutchess 
County,  N.  Y.  She  died  in  1830,  leaving-  a  son,  John  Henry,  v.iio 
(lied  when  three  months  old.  He  married  (2),  July  4,  1832,  at 
Schodack,  N.  Y.,  Eliza  Ann  Link,  born  Dec.  9,  1812,  daughter 
of  John  I.  and  Elizabeth  Link  of  Dutchess  County,  N.  Y.  Giles 
W.  Kirby  is  still  living  (1898)  in  East  Nassau,  N.  Y.,  aged  ninety- 
one  years.        Children: 

i.  John  Henry  Kirby,  b.  March  30,  1835,  in  Stephentown, 
N.  Y.;  m..  May  31,  1856,  in  Lebanon,  N.  Y.,  Orelia  A. 
Sheldon,  b.  Sept.  22,  1835,  dau.  of  Asa  and  Jane  Sheldon 
of  Steplientown,  N.  Y.  He  served  three  years  as  a  vol- 
unteer in  the  Union  Army.  Orelia  Sheldon  Kirby  died 
March  8,  1893,  in  Albany,  N.  Y.  Children: 

1.  Mary  Eliza  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  22,  1858;  m.  R.  P.  Cornell. 

2.  George  Thomas  Kirby,  b.  April  28,  1859,  in  East 

Nassau,  N.  Y. ;  m.,  April  23,  187S,  in  Albany, 

N.  Y.,  Lydia  Goodhue,  b.  June  28,  1854,  dau.  of 

James    S.    Goodhue   and    Cornelia    McGrath    of 

Albany.    One  child:  (i)  Lilian  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  2^, 

1879,  in  Albany,  N.  Y. 

ii.  George  Thomas  Kirby,  b.  June  26,  1837;  d.  Nov.  19,  1858. 

iii.  Mary  Ann  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  25,  1840,  in  Stephentown,  N.  Y.; 

m.,  Jan.  20,  1863,  in  Chatham,  N.  Y.,  Gilbert  Hermance, 

b.  Jan.  30,  1838,  in  Nassau,  N.  Y.,  son  of  John  R.  and 

Elizabeth  Hermance.         Children,  born  in  Nassau,  N,  Y. : 

1.  Mary  L.  Hermance,  b.  July  14,  1866;  d.  Dec.  8,  186S. 

2.  Elsie  Alida  Hermance,  b.  Dec.  27,  1869. 

3.  Adah  Mary  Hermance,  b.  Oct.  16,  1871. 

4.  Arthur  Kirby  Hermance,  b.  March  17,  1874. 

5.  Carrie  Eliza  Hermance,  b.  June  17,  1876. 

6.  Oscar  Giles  Hermance,  b.  March  25,  1878. 

iv.  Charles  Edward  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  23,  1850,  in  East  Nassau, 
N.  Y.;  m.,  Dec.  20,  1877,  in  Sand  Lake,  N.  Y.,  Sarah 
Davis,  b.  June  13,  1858,  in  Berlin,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of  Asa 
Davis  and  Sarah  Satterlee,  He  is  now  living  in  East 
Nassau,  N.  Y.     One  child: 

I.  Harry  S.  Kirby,  b.  May  31,  1S86;  d.  April  24,  1887. 
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79.  John^  Kirby  (Thomas^  Thomas*,  John%  Joseph^,  John^), 
born  July  i8,  1809,  in  Claverack,  X.  Y. ;  married,  June  24,  1833, 
Elizabeth  Smith  of  Middletown,  Ct.  He  died  April  25,  1843,  in 
Middletown,  Ct.,  leaving  one  son: 

i.  John  Bradley  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  27,  1834,  in  Middletown,  Ct.; 
m.,  f'eb.  23,  1855,  Emily  Burnham  Stone.  He  lives  in 
Middletown,  Ct.         Children: 

1.  John  Adams  Kirby,  b.  July  18,  1859. 

2.  William  Stone  Kirby,  b.  March  30,  1864. 

80.  Jacob®  Kirby  (Thomas^  Thomas*,  John^  Joseph^  John^), 
born  Feb.  2y,  1813,  in  Claverack,  X.  Y.;  married,  Nov.  23,  1837, 
in  Stephentown,  X.  Y.,  Xancy  Swan,  bom  Xov.  20,  1820,  in 
Stephentown,  X.  Y.  He  died  June  i,  1873,  in  Curtisville,  Mass. 
Xancy  Swan  Kirby  died  Dec.  4,  1887,  in  Pittsfield,  Mass.  Chil- 
dren: 

i.  Cornelius  Kirby,  b.  April  21,  1839;  d.  April  21,  1839. 

ii.  Stephen  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  20,  1841 ;  d.  Dec.  18,  1863,  at  White 
Oaks,  Va.,  of  typhoid  fever.  He  was  a  soldier  in  the 
Thirty-seventh  ;Ma5sachusetts  Volunteers. 

iii.  Cornelius  Kirby.  b.  Jan.  7,  1843,  in  Stephentown,  X.  Y.; 
m.,  Sept.  18,  1865,  Ellen  ]NI.  Calkins,  b,  April  19,  1847, 
dau,  of  Daniel  and  Polly  Calkins,  and  granddaughter  of 
Sebra  Calkins  and  Caroline  Barnum  of  Alford,  Mass. 
He  is  the  overseer  of  the  mills  at  Housatonic,  Mass. 
Children: 

1.  Hattie  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  27,  1868;  d.  Sept.  5,  1868. 

2.  Bertha  Elbertine  Kirby,  b.  July  7,  1874. 

iv.  Clara  Ann  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  7,  1844,  in  Great  Barrington, 
Mass.;  m,  (i),  July  15,  1866,  in  Xew  Lebanon,  X.  Y., 
Elbridge  Collamore,  b.  May  27,  1842,  in  Washington, 
Me.,  son  of  Isaac  and  ]Mary  Collamore.     He  died  Aug. 

3.  1882.  He  served  three  years  as  a  volunteer  in  the 
Tenth  Massachusetts  Volunteers,  Company  D.  She  mar- 
ried (2),  Dec.  25,  1883,  Martin  L.  Sears,  b.  Oct.  3,  1842, 
son  of  Luther  and  Chloe  Sears  of  Xew  Lenox,  Mass.  He 
is  a  farmer,  and  lives  in  X'ew  Lenox,  Mass.  By  her  first 
husband  she  had  one  child: 

I.  Carrie  Belle  Collamore,  b.  April  23,  1868;  m.,  Sept. 
24,  1887,  in  Albany,  X.  Y.,  Fred.  De  Witt  Sears, 
b.  Dec.  29,  1865,  son  of  Martin  L.  Sears  of  Xew 
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one  child:   Luther  Elbridge,  b.  July  15,  1888,  in 

New  Lenox,  ^Mass. 

V.  Mary  Jane  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  24,  1846;  m.,  July  10,  1864, 

George  W.  Hutchinson,  b.  Nov.  24,  1845,  son  of  James 

and  Mercy  Hutchinson.     He  is  a  farmer,  and  lives  in 

New  Lenox,  Mass.         Children  : 

1.  Frederick  G.  Hutchinson,  b.  Aug.  28,  1866. 

2.  Franklin  D.  Hutchinson,  b.  April  20,  1S73. 

3.  Garfield  H.  Hutchinson,  b.  June  20,  1881. 
vi.  Catherine  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  24,  1849;  d.  Aug.  24,  1861. 

vii.  Maria  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  10,  1851,  in  Nassau,  N.  Y. ;  m.,  Dec. 
5,  1868,  Edgar  Jeffers,  b.  July  27,  1847,  son  of  Lewis 
and  Nancy  Jeffers,  both  of  Pittsfield,  Mass.  He  lives  in 
Pittsfield,'Mass.         Children: 

1.  Florence  B.  JefTers,  b.  Sept.  25,  1870 ;  m.,  Sept.  14, 

1887,  James  Butler,  b.  May,  1869,  son  of  James 
H.  and  Frances  Butler  of  Pittsfield,  Mass.  He  is 
a  dealer  in  lumber,  and  lives  in  Pittsfield,  Mass. 
Children:  (i)  Ralph  J.,  b.  July  20,  18S8;  (2) 
Donald  W.,  b.  May,  1894. 

2.  Addie  ^L  JefTers,  b.  Jan.  10,  1874. 

3.  Grace  D.  JefYers,  b.  Aug.  6,   1876;  m.,  June  18, 

1893,  in  Albany,  N.  Y.,  Joseph  Parker.  No 
children. 

4.  Harry  E.  JefTers,  b.  Feb.  25,  1881. 

viii.  Elias  H.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  29,  1853.  in  Sand  Lake,  N.  Y. ; 
m.,  Jan.  30,  1884,  in  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  Lizzie  J.  Newton, 
b.  July  19,  1856,  in  Ashburnham,  Jvlass.  He  lives  in 
Pittsfield,  Mass.     One  child: 

I.  Dora  May  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  5,  1889. 
ix.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  x\pril  i,  1856,  in  Housatonic,  Mass.; 
m.,  Aug.  31,  1876,  George  Edgar  Cain  of  Curtisville, 
Mass.,  b.  May  19,  1853,  son  of  George  W.  and  Sarah 
Cain  of  Curtisville.  He  is  a  machinist,  and  lives  in  Pitts- 
field, ]Mass.     One  child: 

I.  Grace  Lilian  Cain,  b.  Aug.  9,  1881,  in  Curtisville, 
Mass. 
X.  Frances  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  2j,  i860;  m.,  June  23,  1887,  Walter 
B.  McGeoch,  b.  April  12,  1862,  in  Huntington,  Mass., 
son  of  James  and  Sarah  Jane  McGeoch  of  Scotland. 
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70.  Zebulon^  Kirby  (Thomas*,  John^  Joseph^  John^  of 
Stockbridge,  ^lass.,  was  born  Feb.  25,  1766,  in  Midclletown 
"  Upper  Houses."  At  first  he  followed  the  sea;  was  a  captain, 
and  ran  a  schooner  in  the  West  India  trade.  While  in  the  West 
Indies  he  contracted  the  yellow  fever.  He  recovered,  but  there- 
after abandoned  a  sea-faring  life.  In  May,  1803,  he  removed 
with  his  family  from  Middletown  to  the  Berkshire  :Mountains, 
and  bought  a  place  situated  about  a  mile  and  a  half  west  of  the 
village  o'f  Stockbridge,  Mass.  This  place  he  afterward  sold,  and 
purchased  a  farm  on  the  west  margin  of  the  mountain  lake,  of 
clear,  deep  water,  one  mile  wide  and  two  miles  long,  at  the  upper 
end  of  the  Stockbridge  valley,  in  full  view  of  the  village  of 
Lenox.  It  was  an  attractive  farm  to  live  upon,  and  the  family 
still  retain  it. 

He  married,  ]May  3,  1795,  in  :\Iiddletown,  Ct.,  Louisa  Gibson, 
born  March  21,  1772,  daughter  of  John  Gibson  of  Middletown 
and  Stockbridge  and  Joanna  Crowfoot.  He  died  Aug.  16,  1821, 
in  Stockbridge,  ^lass.  Louisa  Gibson  Kirby  died  Aug.  24,  1853, 
aged  eighty-one.  Both  were  buried  in  ^Middletown,  Ct. 
Children  of  Zebulon  Kirby  and  Louisa  Gibson : 

85.  i.  John  Kirby,  b.  ^larch  24,  1796;  m.  Lucy  Shepard. 

86.  ii.  Timothv  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  16,  1797;  m.  Amelia  Metcalf 

Hare. 

87.  iii.  Zebulon  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  7,  1799;  m.  Anna  M.  Burg- 

hardt. 
iv.  Louisa  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  28,  1801  ;  d.  March  27,  1872 ; 
m.,  as  second  wife,  Sept.  18,  1854,  John  Dresser. 

88.  V.  Martha  Gibson  Kirby,  b.  July  4.  1803  ;  m-  John  Dresser. 

89.  vi.  Thomas  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  25,  1804;  m.  Sarah  H.  Tom- 

linson. 

90.  vii.  George  Kirby,  b.  June  7,  1806;  m.  Clarissa  L.  Tracy, 
viii.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  26,  1808;  d.  Aug.  31,  1829; 

not  married. 

[Gibson  Lineage: 

I.  Roger  Jephson,  or  Gipson,  was  brought  up  by  Mr.  Richard 
Lord  of  Saybrook,  Ct.  He  married,  after  :March,  1669,  T^Irs. 
Martha  Morris,  widow  of  John  Morris  of  Hartford.  He  removed 
to  Middletown,  Ct.,  where  he  died  1680.  His  widow,  Martha, 
married  Dea.  Thomas  Allyn  of  Middletown.  Children :  Samuel, 
Jonathan,  Martha,  and  Roger. 

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1677;  died  March  18,  1748,  "  aged  seventy-six  "  ;  married,  Nov.  4, 
1703,  Hannah  Whitmore,  born  Nov.  23,  1677;  died  May  29,  1729, 
daughter  of  Lieutenant  Francis  Whitmore  of  ^liddletown  and 
Hannah  Harris,  daughter  of  WilHam  Harris  of  ^liddlctown. 
(Francis  Whitmore,  born  Aug.  25,  1650;  died  Sept.  9,  1700,  v.as 
the  son  of  Francis  Whitmore  of  Cambridge,  Mass.,  born  about 
1625;  died  Oct.  12,  16S5,  who  married  Isabel,  daughter  of  Richard 
Park  of  Cambridge,  I\Iass.)  Children:    Samuel,  b.  Sept.  22, 

1704;  d,  1 7 19;  Jonathan,  d.  young;  John,  b.  Nov.  i,  1708;  Martha; 
Hannah,  b.  Feb.  9,  1714;  m,  Jonathan  Sage;  Jonathan,  b.  Nov. 
14,  1716;  m.,  June  2},,  1743,  ^Nlary  Goodrich. 

HI.  John  Gipson  of  Middletown,  born  Nov.  i,  1708;  died  1778; 
married,  Dec.  27,  1733,  Mercy  Sage,  born  17 12;  died  1762,  daugh- 
ter of  Timothy  Sage  and  Margaret  Holibert.  Children:  John, 
b.  Aug.  12,  1734;  Martha,  b.  Sept.  28,  1736;  Samuel,  b.  April  16, 
1739;  Roger,  b.  Jan.  18,  1740;  Timothy,  b.  July  10,  1743;  m. 
Hannah  Sage;  Joseph,  b.  Nov.  28,  1745;  Mary,  b.  April  4,  1748; 
Hannah,  b.  Nov.  8,  1750. 

IV.  John  Gipson  (Gibson),  born  Aug.  12,  1734;  died  May  11, 
1806,  in  Great  Barrington,  Mass.;  married,  Jan.  17,  1764,  Joanna 
Crowfoot  of  Springfield,  Mass.,  b.  1735.  Children:  Flavia,  b. 
Sept.  2,  1765;  Joanna,  b.  April  19,  1767;  John  Roger,  b.  Oct.  16, 
1769;  Louisa,  b.  March  21,  1772;  m.  Zebulon  Kirby;  Joseph,  b. 
April  21,  1774;  d.  1858;  m.  Clarissa  Wheeler;  Pamela,  b.  March 
4,  1776;  Mercy  Sage,  b.  Sept.  18,  1779;  Martha,  b.  Jan.  30,  1782. 
He  was  a  Revolutionary  soldier;  served  four  months  in  Colonel 
Samuel  B.  Webb's  regiment,  Ninth  Connecticut  Line,  v/hich  then 
was  with  the  main  army  on  the  Hudson.  He  enlisted  Aug.  18, 
1780,  and  was  honorably  discharged,  Dec.  14,  1780,  at  the  ex- 
piration of  his  term  of  service.  ("  Record  of  the  Services  of  Con- 
necticut Men  in  the  War  of  the  Revolution,"  by  the  Adjutant- 
Generals  of  Connecticut,  p.  252.)] 

85.     John*  Kirby  (Zebulon',  Thomas*,  John^,  Joseph^,  John^), 

born  March  24,  1796,  in  Middletown,  Ct. ;  married,  April  18,  1827, 

in  Stockbridge,  Mass.,  Lucy  Shepard,  daughter  of  William  and 

Mary  Shepard.    Soon  after  his  marriage  he  removed  to  Medina, 

N.  Y.,  where  he  died  Dec.  7,  1877.    He  was  a  farmer,  and  gained 

by  honesty,  industry,  and  frugality  an  ample  estate.         Children: 

i.  John  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  29,  1829,  in  Medina,  N.  Y.;  m.,  Jan.  2}^, 

1861,  in  Allegan,  Mich.,  Eliza  Fin.     He  enHsted,  in  1862, 

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teers;  was  with  Rosecrans  at  Nashville;  was  afterward  made 
quartermaster,  and  served  as  such  until  the  end  of  the  war. 
He  died,  1881,  in  Douglas,  Mich.  Eliza  Fin  Kirby  died 
1883.    One  child: 

I.  Frank  Kirby,  b.  i860  in  Allegan,  Mich.;  m.,  April  2, 
1883,  Sarah  M.  Gill  of  Douglas,  Mich. 
ii.  George  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  8,  1832,  in  2\Iedina,  N.  Y.;  m.,  Oct. 
16,  i860,  in  Medina,  N.  Y.,  Martha  C.  Marston,  b.  July  2, 
1837,  in  Ridgeway,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of  Ephraim  G.  Marston 
and  Nancy  L.  Hastings  of  Sutton,  N.  H.  He  died  July  14, 
1891,  in  Medina,  N.  Y.         Children: 

1.  William  H.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  23,  i86;,  in  Medina,  N.  Y.; 

is  living  on  the  old  homestead  at  Medina,  N.  Y. 
Not  married. 

2.  Minnie  L.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  7,  1863,  in  Medina,  N.  Y.; 

m.,  Oct.  I,  1884,  John  II.  Caldwell,  b.  Jan.  22,  1862, 
in  Shelby,  N.  Y.,  son  of  William  Caldwell  and 
Mahala  Grinell.  They  are  now  residing  in  Medina, 
N.  Y.    One  child:   Grace  L.,  b.  Jan.  5,  1886. 

86.  Timothy^  Kirby  (Zebulon^  Thomas*,  John^  Joseph^, 
John^  of  Cincinnati,  O.,  was  born  Nov.  16,  1797,  in  Middletown 
"  Upper  Houses."  He  removed,  with  his  father,  in  1803,  to  Stock- 
bridge,  Mass.,  where  he  entered  a  woollen  factory  and  learned  the 
trade  of  manufacturing  broadcloth,  and  afterward  studied  at 
Lenox  Academy.  When  about  seventeen  years  of  age  he  re- 
moved to  Ohio,  going  down  the  Allegheny  and  Ohio  rivers  on  a 
raft  bound  for  Cincinnati.  He  first  taught  school  at  Eaton,  O., 
and  then  became  a  student  in  the  Cincinnati  College.  After  leav- 
ing college  he  entered  the  office  of  General  William  Lytle,  then 
surveyor  of  the  Military  Land  District  of  Ohio,  and  remained 
with  him  seven  years.  About  1825  ]Mr.  Kirby  studied  law  with 
Joseph  S.  Eurnham,  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  by  the  Supreme 
Court  at  the  May  term,  1827.  His  practice  as  a  lawyer,  however, 
was  limited,  for  he  soon  after  returned  to  the  land  business. 

In  1828  he  received  from  the  Philadelphia  Board  of  Directors  of 
the  Bank  of  the  United  States  the  appointment  of  land  agent  at 
their  Cincinnati  agency,  subordinate  to  George  W.  Jones,  agent; 
and  in  1836  he  was  appointed  agent,  and  continued  to  act  as  such 
through  all  the  changes  and  subsequent  trusts  until  the  business 
was  closed  up  and  the  proceeds  remitted.  During  tiiis  long 
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DESCENDANTS      OF      JOHN      KIRBY 

In  all  the  conveyancing  ]Mr.  Kirby  devised  simple,  log-ical,  and 
exact  modes  of  describing  lands,  making  his  descriptions  new 
and  original  and  free  from  complication.  This  improvement 
saved  infinite  trouble  and  loss  of  time,  and  has  had  a  good  effect 
upon  the  land  records  of  Cincinnati.  His  care  in  perfecting  titles 
inspired  confidence  in  those  connected  with  him  in  business,  and 
this  circumstance,  together  with  the  banking  business  which  he 
also  carried  on,  enabled  him  to  speedily  amass  a  fortune.  He 
died  June  lo,  1876,  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  leaving  an  estate  worth 
between  two  and  three  millions. 

Timothy  Kirby  married,  Feb.  11,  1826,  in  Clermont.  O.,  Amelia 
(Metcalf)  Hare,  born  1804,  daughter  of  John  Metcalf  of  Virginia, 
and  widow  of  John  Hare.    She  died  Jan.  2,  1867. 

From  Mr.  Kirby's  autobiography  in  "  Cincinnati,  Past  and 
Present,"  published  1872,  have  been  taken  the  following  passages 
illustrative  of  his  tastes  and  character: 


In  a  literary  way  I  make  no  pretensions,  although  always  a  student,  ^^y 
preferences  have  generally  been  for  scientific  books,  and  works  giving  facts 
and  useful  knowledge.  I  have  always  taken  great  interest  in  geolog}-, 
and  twenty  years  ago  I  matured  my  theory  of  north  and  south  currents 
sufficiently  to  prepare  an  article  on  the  subject  for  SilHman's  Journal  of 
Science;  but  the  editor  rejected  my  article  as  taking  untenable  ground. 
All  known  facts,  and  subsequent  discoveries,  tend  decisively  in  my  opinion 
to  confirm  my  views,  then  written  out,  as  correct  and  true.  Indeed  nothing 
short  of  a  system  of  north  and  south  currents  in  the  oceans,  during  all  past 
time,  could  have  laid  down  such  immense  depths  of  stratified  rocks.  The 
great  public,  however,  care  verv-  little  about  matters  of  this  sort.  I  found 
that  out  in  my  project  of  boring  an  A.tesian  well,  beginning  in  the  Cincin- 
nati Valley  and  going  down  five  hundred  and  fifty  feet,  which  added  to  the  six 
hundred  feet  above,  to  the  level  of  the  surrounding  country,  makes  a  total 
depth  through  the  stratified  rocks  of  the  Cincinnati  valley  of  over  eleven 
hundred  feet.  To  my  appreciation  I  discovered  things  of  the  utmost  Inter- 
est to  the  public,  but  the  public  did  not  think  so,  and  my  Artesian  well  has 
never  fceen  commended  by  any  one  of  the  thirty  newspapers  of  the  city, 
nor  have  I  been  thanked  for  making  the  expenditure,  or  requested  to  write 
out  a  detail  of  the  strata  passed  through. 

My  zeal  has  probably  outrun  my  discretion  on  the  subject  of  the  manu- 
facturing interests  of  the  country,  which  I  have  always  believed  Congress 
should  protect  by  a  stringent  tariff,  or  by  non-intercourse  in  the  way  of 
imports.  And  I  have  devoted  a  great  deal  of  time  to  talking  and  writing  on 
our  side  of  the  question,  as  I  have  always  considered  the  free  trade  side  as 
the  side  of  the  foreign  enemy.  Whether  my  efforts  have  done  any  good 
I  am  not  sure,  but  I  think  they  have;  and.  if  so,  I  am  well  repaid.  Helping 
to  put  down  the  false  dogma  that  the  people  gain  by  having  their  work  done 
in  a  foreign  country,  has  been  an  agreeable  task  to  me. 

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DESCENDANTS      OF      JOHN      KIRBY 

My  connection  with  the  land  business  of  Cincinnati  has  drawn  my  atten- 
tion, during  a  long  series  of  years,  to  the  street  improvements  of  the  city. 
From  an  early  day  it  was  the  general  practice  to  elect  as  Street  Commis- 
sioners, men  the  least  adapted  to  the  office  of  improving  streets;  and  the 
result  was,  miserable  street  pavements,  detestable  ditch  gutters,  and 
wretched  curb-stones,  so  put  as  to  topple  over.  From  time  to  time  as  I 
could  do  so  I  made  efforts  to  introduce  better  plans,  verbally  and  by  news- 
paper articles.  I  pressed  the  Philadelphia  plan  of  sloped  curb-stones  and 
right  angled  gutters,  and  pavements  laid  tlat  from  curb  to  curb.  It  is  most 
astonishing  to  me  to  look  back  at  the  perverse  obstinancy  of  the  Street 
Boards  in  resisting  so  simple  a  plan  for  so  many  years.  They  seemed  to 
take  delight  in  tearing  up  some  squares  I  had  paved  on  the  right  plan 
twenty  years  before,  and  putting  in  their  detestable  ditch  gutters.  But 
now  the  new  pavements  are  admirable,  and  I  give  the  late  Boards  full 
credit  for  the  improvement. 

I  am  now  an  old  man,  and  consider  there  is  no  egotism  in  writing  in 

ilthough  at  earlier  periods  I  was  sufficiently  retir- 

i.     From  the  time  I  went  to  work  in  the  factor>-  I 

n.  •  -,      .  ;    -•    ■■         ^i  my  own  earning  without  gift  or  aid  from  any 

..    -  ' .  ^    '•■       )     ■:  .     ,  Iways  left  me  with  a  surplus,  however  small  my 

V  life  has  passed  for  nearly  sixty  years  without 

gain  and  success. 

As  to  my  family,  I  was  married  to  Amelia  Metcalf  Hare,  widow  of  John 
Hare,  February  ii,  1826.  My  wife  was  six  years  younger  than  I.  She  was 
the  daughter  of  John  Metcalf  of  Clermont  County,  Ohio.  We  lived  happily 
together  a  great  many  years,  and  she  was  an  excellent  woman.  We  had 
eight  children,  of  whom  only  four  survive.    My  v/ife  died  January  2,  1867. 

Children  of  Timothy  Kirby  and  Amelia  Metcalf  Hare,  born  in 
Cincinnati,  O.: 

i.  Louisa  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  26,  1826;  m.,  Aug.  16,  1847, 
Bonn  Piatt,  b.  June  29,  1819,  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  son 
of  Judge  Benjamin  M.  Piatt  of  Cincinnati  and  Eliza- 
beth Barnett.  He  enlisted  as  private  at  the  first  call 
for  volunteers  in  April,  1861,  and  was  elected  Captain 
of  the  Thirteenth  Ohio  Volunteers.  June  28,  1861, 
he  was  appointed  Chief  of  Staff  to  Gen.  Robert  C. 
Schenck,  in  which  position  he  sers-ed  for  three  years, 
with  the  rank  of  Lieutenant-Colonel,  resigning  in 
June,  1864,  on  account  of  the  declining  health  of  his 
wife.  He  was  in  the  first  battle  of  Bull  Run  and  in 
the  engagement  at  Cross  Keys.  After  the  war  he 
represented  Logan  County  in  the  Ohio  Legislature, 
1865;  was  correspondent  at  Washington,  D.  C,  for 
the  "  Cincinnati  Commercial,"  1867-71,  and  editor  of 
the  "  Washington  Capital,"  1871-90. 
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Louisa  Kirby  Piatt  died  Oct,  2,  1864.  "  She  was 
a  woman  of  much  beauty,  of  an  ardent  tempera- 
ment, of  refined  culture  and  rare  literary  talent." 
Col.  Donn  Piatt  ni.  (2)  Ella  Kirby,  sister  of  his  first 
wife.  He  died  Nov.  12,  1891,  at  "  Macocheek,"  his 
country  residence,  near  West  Liberty,  O.  He  had 
one  child  by  his  first  wife,  who  died  in  infancy. 

91.  ii.  Byron  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  8,  1829;  m.  Bridget  Clarke. 

iii.  Clinton  Kirby,  b.  March  29,  1831;  m.  Anna  Crawford; 
no  children. 

iv.  Julia  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  19,  1833;  d.  Jan.  31,  1836. 

V.  Charles  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  16,  1835;  d.  Aug".  12,  1865;  not 
married. 

vi.  Ella  Kirby,  b.  March  17,  1838;  m.,  as  second  wife,  July 
12,  1866,  Col.  Donn  Piatt,  who  died  Nov.  12,  1S91. 
Since  her  husband's  death  she  has  published  "  The 
Life  of  Gen.  George  H.  Thomas,"  written  by  Col. 
Piatt  before  his  decease,  and  other  of  his  literary  re- 
mains. She  is  now  living  at  "  Macocheek,"  West 
Liberty,  O.     No  children. 

vii.  Fannie  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  25,  1840;  d.  June  26,  1840. 

92.  viii.  Julia  Kirby,  b.  May  10,  1846;  m.  Henry  B.  Banning. 

91.  Byron^  Kirby  (Timothy^  Zebulon^,  Thomas^,  John',  Jo- 
seph^, John^),  born  Feb.  8,  1829,  in  Cincinnati,  O.  At  the  begin- 
ning of  the  Civil  W'ar  he  enlisted  as  a  private;  v/as  soon  promoted 
Second  Lieutenant,  and  served  on  the  staff  of  General  Rosecrans 
until  severely  wounded  at  the  battle  of  Stone  River;  was  com- 
missioned Lieutenant-Colonel  of  the  Second  Maryland  Cavalry, 
and  acted  as  Colonel  of  the  regiment  until  the  close  of  the  war. 
He  was  a  lawyer,  and  lived  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  where  he  died  of 
pneumonia,  Nov.  29,  1881.  At  the  time  of  his  death  he  was  a 
member  of  the  Board  of  Councilmen.  He  married  Bridget  Clarke, 
by  whom  he  had  four  children: 

i.  Timothy  Clarke  Kirby,  b.  Aug.,  1867;  is  an  attorney-at-law 

in  Cincinnati,  O. 
ii.  Julia  Kirby,  b.  Aug.,  1869. 
iii.  Louisa  Kirby,  b.  Oct.,  1875. 
iv.  Ella  Kirby,  b.  Nov.,  1881. 

92.  Julia'  Kirby  (Timothy^,  Zebulon',  Thomas*,  John',  Jo- 
seph^, John  ^),  born  May  10,  1846,  at  "  Kirby  Castle,"  Cummins- 

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ville,  O.,  near  Cincinnati;  married,  Sept.  9,  1868,  in  Clifton,  O., 
General  Henry  Blackstone  Banning,  born  Nov.  10,  1836,  in  Ban- 
ning's  Mills,  Knox  County,  O.,  son  of  James  and  Eliza  Banning, 
and  grandson  of  the  Rev.  Anthony  Banning,  who  emigrated  to 
Ohio  from  Virginia.  He  was  graduated  from  Knox  College, 
Ohio,  and  practised  law  in  ]\lt.  Vernon,  O.,  until  the  commence- 
ment of  the  Civil  War.  He  enlisted  in  the  Union  Army,  and  was 
elected  Captain  of  Company  B,  Fourth  Ohio  \'olunteers.  He 
served  throughout  the  war,  and  was  at  different  times  commis- 
sioned Major  of  the  Fifty-second  Ohio  Volunteers,  Major  of  the 
Eighty-seventh  Ohio  Volunteers,  Lieutenant-Colonel  of  the  125th 
Ohio  Volunteers,  and  Colonel  of  the  121st  Ohio  Volunteers.  He 
commanded  the  latter  regiment  at  the  battle  of  Chickamauga  and 
throughout  the  Atlanta  campaign.  During  the  battle  of  Chicka- 
mauga, in  a  bayonet  charge,  his  regiment  captured  the  battle-fiag 
of  the  Twenty-second  Alabama — the  only  colors  taken  by  the 
Union  troops  on  that  bloody  and  disastrous  field.  He  was  pro- 
moted Brevet  Brigadier-General,  and  afterward  brevetted  Major- 
General. 

At  the  close  of  the  war  he  was  mustered  out  of  service  to 
take  his  seat  in  the  Ohio  Legislature,  to  which  he  had  previously 
been  elected  from  Knox  County.  In  1872  he  was  elected  to  rep- 
resent the  Second  District  of  Ohio  in  the  Forty-third  Congress, 
and  subsequently  was  re-elected  to  the  Forty-fourth  and  Forty- 
fifth  Congresses.  In  1868  he  married  Miss  Kirby,  and  removed 
his  law  office  to  Cincinnati,  where  he  died  Dec.  10,  1881,  aged 
forty-five  years.         Children: 

i.  Kirby  Banning,  b.  Aug.  28,  1869;  graduated  from  the  Cin- 
cinnati Law  School,  1893;  died  suddenly  in  Cincinnati, 
May  19,  1894. 

ii.  Harry  Byron  Banning,  b.  Nov.  2,  1870. 

iii.  Ella  Kirby  Banning,  b.  May  14,  1872. 

iv.  Clinton  Kirby  Banning,  b.  May  17,  1880. 

87.  Zebulon«  Kirby  (Zebulon=,  Thomas*,  John^  Joseph^, 
John^),  born  Nov.  7,  1799,  in  Middletown,  Ct. ;  married,  Oct.  10, 
1849,  ^t  Albany,  N.  Y.,  Anna  M.  Burghardt,  born  June  2,  1821, 
daughter  of  John  Burghardt  and  Jemima  Willson  of  West  Stock- 
bridge,  Mass.  He  was  a  leather  merchant,  and  lived  in  Detroit, 
Mich.,  where  he  died  June  18,  1859.  Mrs.  Zebulon  Kirby  died 
Jan.  8,  1896,  in  Belvidere,  III.         Children: 

i.  Frances  Gibson  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  21,  1850;  m.,  Dec.  12,  1872, 
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in  Detroit,  Mich.,  John  H.  Humphreys,  son  of  William 
Humphreys  of  London,  England.  She  has  resided  at 
Clapham,  London,  since  1874.  Mr.  Humphreys  died  Jan. 
15,  1889.         Children: 

1.  W.  Kirby  Humphreys,  b.  Dec.  iS,  1873,  in  Detroit, 

Mich. 

2.  Harry  Humphreys,  b.   Oct.   19,   1876,  in   Chelsea, 

England. 

3.  Florence  Humphreys,  b.  1880;  d.  in  infancy. 

4.  Constance  Humphreys,  b.  Feb.  15,  1883,  in  Chelsea, 

England. 

5.  Ella    Humphreys,    b.    Feb.    5,    1887,    in    Chelsea, 

England. 
ii.  Robert  Zebulon  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  26,  1851,  in  Detroit,  Mich.; 
m.,  Oct.  I,  1875,  Alary  Cochran,  dau.  of  the  Hon.  H.  S. 
Cochran  of  Sun  City,  Kan.    He  is  now  hving  on  a  fruit 
ranch  in  East  Sound,  Wash.         Children : 

1.  Anna  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  4,  1876. 

2.  Fannie  Kirby,  b.  :May  3,  1878. 

3.  Zebulon  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  25,  1880. 

4.  John  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  10,  1885. 

5.  George  Robert  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  28,  1887. 
-6.  Howson  Seton  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  20,  1889. 

7.  Richard  Sidney  Kirby,  b.  Aug.,  1891. 

iii.  Harry  Burghardt  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  i,  1853;  is  living  in  Semi- 
chino,  Wash.,  engaged  in  salmon  fishing;  not  married. 

iv.  Arabella  Willson  Kirby,  b.  April  3,  1856,  in  Detroit,  Mich.; 
m.,  June  2,  1881,  in  Pontiac,  Mich.,  Charles  J.  Fox,  Jr., 
son  of  Charles  James  Fox  and  Ellen  Byrne  of  Liverpool, 
England.  Mr.  Charles  J.  Fox,  Jr.,  was  born  in  Calcutta, 
India.  His  father  was  a  relative  of  the  great  English 
statesman  after  whom  he  was  named.  He  now  resides  on 
..    an  orange  ranch  in  Pomona,  Cal.         Children: 

1.  Charles  Kirby  Fox,  b.  March  15,  1883. 

2.  Lilian  Fox,  b.  Dec.  21,  1887. 

3.  William  Henry  Fox,  b.  Oct.  25,  1889. 

88.  Martha  Gibson^  Kirby  (Zebulon^  Thomas^  John',  Jo- 
seph%  John^),  born  July  4,  1803,  in  Stockbridge,  :Nrass.;  married, 
March  18,  1827,  John  Dresser,  born  Nov.  8,  1797,  son  of  Caleb 
Dresser  (born  Oct.  15,  1770;  died  March  11,  182 1)  and  Mary 
Freeman  (daughter  of  Jared  Freeman  of  Southbridge,  ]Mass.),  born 

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July  12,  1775;  died  Sept.  24,  1871.  Martha  Gibson  Dresser  died 
Feb.  24,  1853;  and  he  married  (2),  Sept.  18,  1854,  Louisa  Kirby, 
the  sister  of  his  first  wife.  He  was  a  farmer,  and  Hved  in  Stock- 
bridge,  Mass.,  where  he  died  May  27,  1874.  Children  born  in 
Stockbridge: 

i.  Mary  Louisa  Dresser,  b.  Aug.  21,  1828;  m.,  Jan.  18,  1849, 
in  Muncie,  Ind.,  Rufus  A.  Willson.  They  are  now  re- 
siding in  Union  City,  Ind,         Children: 

1.  George  Gilbert  Willson,  b.  April  6,  1850;  d.  Jan.  20, 

1851. 

2.  Laura  Jane  Willson,  b.  Oct.  18,  1852;  d.  Feb.  23, 

1854. 

3.  Thomas  Kirby  Willson,  b.  Dec.  12,  1854;  d.  Sept. 

26,  1858. 

4.  Emma  :Maria  Willson,  b.  :May  22,  1858. 

5.  Charles  Henry  Willson,  b.  July  15,  1863. 

6.  Jennie  Louise  Willson,  b.  Feb.  9,  1866;  d.  June  i, 

1866. 
ii.  Elizabeth  Kirby  Dresser,  b.  Nov.  24,  1830;  m.,  June  17, 
1861,  in  Union  City,  Ind.,  Jonas  Votaw.    She  died  July 
13,  1874,  in  College  Corners,  Ind.         Children: 

1.  James  Francis  Votaw,  b.  June  19,  1862 ;  d.  same  day. 

2.  Clara  Belle  Votaw,  b.  June  26,  1863;  m.,  Aug.  3, 

1889,  Cecil  Case,  b.  May  16,  1859.  Children: 
(i)  Edith  Louise,  b.  May  16,  1890;  (2)  Aimee 
Marie,  b.  Oct.  5,  1895. 

3.  Lillian  Kirby  Votaw,  b.  Jan.  22,  1866;  m.,  April  9, 
.     .  1887,  John  Bishop,  b.  Aug.  29,  1865.    One  child: 

(i)  Charlotte  Ethel,  b.  Feb.  14,  1890. 

4.  Henry  Jonas  Votaw,  b.  Sept.  12,  1867;  m.,  June  25, 

1890,  Olive  Morrical,  b.  April  26,  1869.  Cliil- 
dren:  (i)  Jennie  Marguerite,  b.  May  2,  1891; 
(2)  Lillian  Marie,  b.  Dec.  18,  1892;  (3)  Louise 
Kirby,  b.  April  17,  1896. 

5.  Emma  Louise  Votaw,  b.  June  17,  1871;  m.,  Nov. 

18,   1891,  William  A.   Bockoven.         Children: 
(i)  Paul,  b.  Feb.  12,  1893;  (2)  William  A.,  b. 
Nov.  24,  1894;  (3)  Sterling,  b.  Jan.  20,  1897. 
iii.  Martha  Jane  Dresser,  b.  Aug.  30,  1832;  d.  Oct.  12,  1851, 

while  at  school  in  Connecticut. 
iv.  George  Erastus  Dresser,  b.  June  7,  1834;  m.,  March  28, 
1865,  Catherine  Frances  Stone  Howe,  b.  Oct.  12,  1838, 


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DESCENDANTS      OF      JOHN      KIRBY 

in  Dorchester,  Mass.,  dau.  of  Enos  and  Ivlary  Howe.    He 
is  now  residing  in  Stockbridge,  :Mass.     One  child: 
I.  George  Dresser,  b.  May  13,  1867;  d.  May  19,  1S67. 

V.  Henry  Alonzo  Dresser,  b.  Feb.  19,  1836;  d.  May  4,  1871; 
not  married. 

vi.  Charles  Augustus  Dresser,  b.  Jan.  7,  1838;  m.,  Feb.  11, 
1864,  in  Union  City,  Ind.,  Isabel  M.  Farley.  He  died 
Oct.  23,  1896,  in  Toledo,  O.         Children: 

1.  Flora  Belle  Dresser,  b.  May  11,  1866,  in  Anderson, 

Ind. 

2.  John  Chester  Dresser,  b.  Feb.  8,  1871,  in  Ander- 

son, Ind. 

3.  Charlotte  Elmira   Dresser,  b.  April   30,    1883,   in 

Toledo,  O. 
vii.  John  Tyler  Dresser,  b.  :March  5,  1841 ;  m.,  :March  2,  1870, 
Helen  C.  Palmer.    He  died  June  27,  1885,  in  Las  Vegas, 
New  IMexico.         Children: 

1.  James  Henry  Dresser,  b.  June  28,  1871,  in  Atchi- 

son, Kan.;  d.  Jan.  18,  1873. 

2.  Aimee  Arnold  Dresser,  b.  Feb.  20,  1874,  in  Atchi- 

son, Kan. 
viii.  James  Francis  Dresser,  b.  Jan.  15,  1843;  d.  June  7,  1879, 
in  El  Paso,  Tex. 
ix.  Charlotte  Amelia  Dresser,  b.  Jan.  2,  1845;  not  married. 

89.  Thomas^  Kirby  (ZebuIon^  Thomas*,  John^  Joseph^, 
John*),  born  Dec.  25,  1804,  in  Stockbridge,  Mass.  When  eighteen 
years  of  age  he  removed  to  Richmond,  Ind.,  and  was  afterward 
at  Dayton,  O.  In  1830  he  settled  at  Muncietown,  now  Muncie, 
Ind.,  and  entered  into  business  there.  He  married,  July  15,  1832, 
Sarah  Hickman  Tomlinson,  born  Feb.  8,  1814,  in  Guildford 
County,  N.  Car.,  daughter  of  Judge  John  Tomlinson  and  Dolly 
Hill  Bevill  of  Richmond,  Ind.  He  died  Aug.  14,  1879,  in  Muncie, 
Ind. 

[Judge  John  Tomlinson,  b.  May  29,  1789;  d.  April  16,  1853; 
m.  Dolly  Hill  Bevill,  b.  May  9,  1786;  d.  Sept.  18,  1873,  dau.  of 
Hezekiah  Bevill  of  North  Carolina,  b.  May  ^y,  1744,  and  Anna 
his  wife,  b.  April  i,  1745.  Judge  Tomlinson  removed  from  Guild- 
ford County,  near  Gainsborough,  N.  C,  in  1828,  and  settled  in 
Richmond,  Ind.         Children:    Nancy  A.,  b.  Oct.  12,   1809;  m. 

Taylor;  Philip  Hill,  b.  Dec.  7,  181 1 ;  d.  Dec.  13.  1824;  Sarah 

Hickman,  b.  Feb.  8,   1814;  m.  Thomas  Kirby;  Gilla  Scott,  b. 


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Jan.  lo,  1816;  d.  May  10,  1845;  m. Powers;  Amanda  Allen, 

b.  Dec.  II,  1817;  d.  Nov.  11,  1865;  m. Shoemaker.] 

Children  born  in  jMuncie,  Ind.: 
93.       i.  Thomas  Hickman  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  8,  1834;  m.  Anna  C. 
Cassady. 
ii.  Martha  Ann  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  20,  1836;  m.,  April  8,  1875, 
Americus  H.  Hamilton  of  Muncie,  Ind.,  b.  Jan.   16, 
1844.    One  child: 

I.  Frederick  Kirby  Hamilton,  b.  Jan.  11,  1S76. 
9-i.  iii.  John  Marvin  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  6,  1839;  "i-  ^^^O"  F. 
Putnam. 
iv.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  6,  1841 ;  m.,  Nov.  8,  1866,  Julius 
Andreas  Heinsohn,  b.  June  10,  1837,  in  Newhaus, 
Germany.  He  is  the  proprietor  of  the  "  Kirby  House," 
Muncie,  Ind.  Mrs.  Heinsohn  is  now  Regent  of  the 
Paul  Revere  Chapter  of  the  D.  A.  R.         Children: 

1.  Sarah  Anna  Heinsohn,  b.  May  30,  1868,  in  Mun- 

cie, Ind.;  m.,  June  i,  1898,  in  Muncie,  Ind., 
John  James  Hartley  of  Muncie,  Ind. 

2.  Thomas  Kirby  Heinsohn,  b.  March  17,  1871,  in 

Louisville,  Ky.;  m.,  Oct.  24,  1892,  in  Milwau- 
kee, Wis.,  Mary  Josephine  Spanker.    They  are 
now  living  in  Sylvester,  Ga.    One  child:   Rob- 
ert, b.  March  6,  1894,  in  Muncie,  Ind. 
V.  Sarah  Jane  Kirby,  b.  June  24,  1S43;  d.  July  4,  1875. 
95.     vi.  George  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  4,  1844;  m.  Kate  M.  Whipple. 

93.  Thomas  Hickman^  Kirby  (Thomas^,  Zebulon^  Thomas*, 
John^),  born  Oct.  8,  1834,  in  Muncie,  Ind.;  married,  Dec.  2,  1869, 
Anna  C.  Cassady,  born  June  30,  1842,  in  Middletown,  O.,  daugh- 
ter of  William  Cassady  and  Margaret  E.  Van  Home,  both  of 
Muncie,  Ind.  He  was  a  Union  soldier;  volunteered,  April,  1861, 
for  three  months,  and  was  in  the  battle  of  Rich  Mountain,  W.  Va., 
the  first  engagement  of  the  Civil  War;  volunteered  a  second  time 
for  three  years,  in  Company  B,  Thirty-sixth  Indiana  Volunteers; 
was  made' First  Lieutenant  of  Company  B,  and  served  two  years, 
when  he  resigned  his  commission  on  account  of  disability,  and 
was  honorably  discharged.  He  is  a  lumber  dealer,  and  lives  in 
Muncie,  Ind.  Children,  besides  twins,  who  died  at  birth.  May 

2^,  1872,  are: 

i.  Edith  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  21,  1875,  in  Muncie,  Ind. 

ii.  Edward  Cassady  Kirby,  b.  June  4,  1881,  in  ^luncie,  Ind. 


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9-1.  John  jMarvin^  Kirby  (Thomas^,  Zebulon^,  Thomas*, 
John"),  born  Nov.  6,  1839,  in  Muncie,  Ind. ;  married,  June  14, 
1866,  IMary  Frederika  Putnam,  born  June  9,  1846,  in  Muncie, 
Ind.,  daughter  of  Frederick  E.  Putnam  and  Susan  Judson  Sayre. 
JMary  Putnam  Kirby  died  Aug.  27,  1887;  and  he  married  (2), 
March  11,  1890,  Belle  Jack,  daughter  of  John  and  Susan  J.  Jack. 
He  is  a  lumber  dealer,  and  resides  in  Aluncie,  Ind.  Children 
by  his  first  wife: 

i.  Thomas  Putnam  Kirby,  b.  April  4,  1867;  m.,  July  5,  1888, 
Gertrude  Elizabeth  Maddy,  eldest  dau.  of  William  R. 
Maddy  and  Sarah  E.  Swain.         Children: 

1.  Mary  Frederika  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  17,  1889;  d.  March 

29,  1896. 

2.  Edgar  Marvin  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  16,  1891. 

3.  Josephine  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  13,  1897. 

ii.  Adah  Kirby,  b.  July  24,  1869;  m.,  Sept.  15,  1891,  in  Mun- 
cie,  Ind.,  Louis  Over,  only  son  of  Thomas  H.  Over  and 
Matilda  Gaymen.  Children: 

1,  Donald  Over,  b.  Aug.  4,  1895;  d.  Oct.  20,  1897. 

2.  Charles  Henry  Over,  b.  April  12,  1897. 
iii.  Suzette  Kirby,  b.  May  30,  1872. 

iv,  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  26,  1880. 

95.  George^  Kirby  (Thomas®,  Zebulon'',  Thomas*,  John^,  Jo- 
seph-, John^),  born  Dec.  6,  1844,  in  ]\Iuncie,  Ind.;  married,  June 
14,  1866,  Kate  ]\Ioore  Whipple,  born  March  19,  1847,  daughter  of 
Job  Taft  Whipple  and  ]\Iaria  Willson  of  Union  Village,  N.  Y.  He 
was  a  Union  soldier  during  the  Civil  War;  enlisted,  /\.pril  30,  1864, 
in  the  134th  Indiana  Volunteers,  and  was  honorably  discharged, 
Sept,  2,  1864,  at  the  expiration  of  his  term  of  service.  He  is  now 
residing  in  Colorado  Springs,  Col.  Children  born  in  ]Muncie, 
Ind.: 

i.  Willson  Whipple  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  13,  1867;  m.,  Jan.  i,  1S90, 
Carrie  Louise  Winton,  b.  May  ii,  1869,  dau.  of  Robert 
and  Elmira  Winton;  no  children. 
ii.  Marion  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  19,  1870;  m.,  Oct.  11, 
1893,  Robert  H.  Widdicombe  of  Washington,  D.  C.  He 
is  now  Deputy  County  Clerk  of  El  Paso  County,  Col., 
and  resides  in  Colorado  Springs,  Col.         Children: 

1.  Robert  Kirby  Widdicombe,  b.  Aug.  20,  1S94. 

2.  Susan  Widdicombe,  b.  May  9,  1897. 
iii.  Louise  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  24,  1872. 

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iv.  John  Marvin  Kirby,  b.  April  8,  1878. 
V.  Julius  Taft  Kirby,  b.  May  10,  18S1. 

90.  George®  Kirbv  (Zebulon^  Thomas*,  John^  Joseph^, 
John^")  of  Detroit,  Mich.;  born  Jan.  7,  1806,  in  Stockbrid-e.  Mass.; 
married,  Aug.  18,  1833,  Clarinda  Lucy  Tracy,  born  June  15, 
181 1,  at  French  Creek,  Pa.,  daughter  of  Jedediah  Tracy  and 
Betsy  Rovce.  He  was  for  many  years  a  leather  merchant  of  De- 
troit, and'  in  partnership  with  his  brother,  Zebulon  Kirby.  He 
died  Aug.  3,  1890,  in  Detroit,  Mich.  Clarinda  Tracy  Kirby  died 
July  31,  1845,  in  Detroit,  :Mich.         Children: 

i.  Mary  Louise  Kirby,  b.  April  9,  1837,  in  Mayville,  N.  Y.; 
m.',  Oct.  24,  1861,  in  Detroit,  Mich.,  Dr.  Charles  Hastmgs, 
b.  Sept.  I,  1820,  in  Junius,  Seneca  County,  N.  Y.,  son 
of Hastings  and  Olive  Godfroy.  He  was  a  physi- 
cian, and  practised  his  profession  in  Detroit,  Mich.,  where 
he  died  Uzy  23,  18S6.  She  is  now  residing  in  Detroit, 
Mich.  Children  born  in  Detroit: 

1.  George  Kirby  Hastings,  b.  April  7,  1863;  d.  April 

9,  1863. 

2.  Elizabeth   Kirby  Hastings,  b.  Aug.   16,   1S05;  not 

married. 

3.  Sarah  Belle  Hastings,  b.  Sept.  29,  1868;  not  married. 

4.  Harriet  Kirby  Hastings,  b.  Sept.  29,  1874;    d.  Jan. 

16,  1875.  . 

5.  Julia  Banning  Hastings,  b.  Sept.  29,  1874,  t^vm;  d. 

April  3,  18/5.  o        .     T.        • 

ii.  Elizabeth   Permela   Kirby,  b.   Nov.  23,    1841,  m   Detroit, 

Mich.;  is  unmarried,  and  is  now  residing  in  Detroit,  Mich. 
iii.  George  Tracy  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  24,  1843;  d-  Oct.  19,  18S9; 

not  married. 
iv.  Samuel  Kirby,  b.  July  30,  1845;  d.  Aug.  5,  1845. 

71.  Reuben'^  Kirby  (Thomas*,  John',  Joseph^,  John^),  bom 
Sept.  5,  1768,  in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  Aug. 
2,  1792,  Marv  Butler,  baptized  Dec.  i,  1781,  daughter  of  Comfort 
Butler  and  S'ibyl  Ranney.  He  was  a  farmer,  and  lived  in  Middle- 
town  "Upper' Houses,"  where  he  died  June  29,  1833.  Mar}- 
Butler  Kirby  died  May  31,  1853.         Children: 

i.  Maria  Kirby,  bapt.  May  18,  1795;  d.  Nov.  28,  1889.  in  Mid- 
dletown, Ct.;  not  married. 
ii.  Abel  Kirby,  bapt.  June  25,  1797;  died  in  the  West  Indies. 
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iii.  Harris  Kirby,  bapt.  June  25,  1797;  died  in  the  South. 
iv.  Nicholas  Kirby,  bapt.  Sept.  22,  1799;  died  in  the  South. 

V.  Lucia  Kirby,  b. ,  1801 ;  d.  June  20,  1846,  in  Hartford,  Ct. 

vi.  Thomas  Kirby,  b. ;  died  in  the  West  Indies. 

72.  SamueP  Kirby  (Thomas*,  John^  Joseph^,  John^),  born 
Feb.  16,  1771,  in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  April 
21,  1793,  Abigail  Sage,  born  1773,  baptized  April  10,  I774» 
daughter  of  Timothy  Sage  and  Abigail  Riley.  He  was  a  farmer, 
and  lived  in  Middletown,  North  Society,  now  the  town  of  Crom- 
well, Ct.,  where  he  died  April  i,  1849.  Abigail  Sage  Kirby  died 
Feb.  6,  1856,  aged  eighty-two. 

[Timothy  Sage,  b.  1743,  son  of  Timothy  Sage,  b.  1714  (Tim- 
othy, David),  and  'Sl.zry  Warner;  m.  Abigail  Riley,  b.  April  14, 
1744,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  Riley  of  IMiddletown  (m.  Jan.  14,  1740) 
and  Abigail  jNIontague,  b.  July  11,  1716,  dau.  of  Richard  Mon- 
tague of  Wethersfield,  Ct,  and  Abigail  Camp,  who  were  married 
July  28,  171 5.  Richard  Montague,  b.  March  16,  1684,  in  Hadley, 
Mass.,  was  the  son  of  John  ^^lontague  (son  of  Richard)  and  Han- 
nah Smith  (m.  March  23,  1681),  the  dau.  of  Ensign  Chileab 
Smith  and  the  granddaughter  of  Lieut.  Samuel  Smith  of  Wethers- 
field,  Ct.,  and  Hadley,  Mass.] 
Children: 

i.  Abigail  Kirby,  bapt.  Nov.  15,  1795;  d.  June  22,  1865; 

not  married. 
ii.  Lucy  Kirby,  bapt.  Feb.  14,  1796;  d.  Jan.  i,  1852;  m., 
April  3,  1816,  Asa  E.  Hubbard  of  Middletown,  Ct., 
b.  April  28,  1788;  d.  May  9,  1849,  son  of  Jeremiah 
Hubbard  and  Flora  Hazleton.  Children:    Fred- 

erick, Jennie,  William,  Ralph,  and  Fannie. 
iii.  Philip  Kirby,  bapt.  Feb.  5,  1797;  d.  April  16,  1875,  in 

Middletown,  Ct. ;  not  married. 
iv.  Samuel  Kirby,  bapt.  March  30,  1800;  m.  Louisa  Rob- 
erts.    He  removed  to  Ohio  and  afterward  to  New 
Ulm,  Minn.,  where  he  died  in  1845.     He  had  two 
sons:  Philip,  who  married  Sarah  Bach,  and  removed 
to  Spokane  Falls,  Wash.,  and  Samuel. 
96.        V.  Emma  Kirby,  bapt.  April  11,  1802;  m.  Charles  Cook, 
vi.  Sally  Sage  Kirby,  bapt.  July  29,   1804;  d.   1830;  m., 
Aug.  23,  1826,  Lorenzo  Hart  Treat  of  Middletown 
"Upper  Houses,"  now  Cromwell,  b.  Nov.  i,  1802; 
d.  July  13,  1857,  son  of  Elisha  Treat  and  Lydia  Hart, 
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dau.  of  Capt.  Samuel  Hart  of  Kensington,  Ct.  Lo- 
renzo H.  Treat  was  a  member  of  the  Connecticut 
State  Legislature  in  1855,  and  was  for  many  years 
the  Town  Clerk  and  Treasurer  of  Cromwell,  Ct. 
They  had  one  child: 

I.  Mary  L.  Treat,  b.  Feb.,  1829;  d.  April,  1830. 
97.      vii.  Charles   Kirby,  bapt.  Oct.   28,   1806;  m.   Catherine  C. 
White, 
viii.  Mary  Kirby,  bapt.  April  8,  1808;  d.  Sept.  28,  1868;  m., 
as  second  wife,  April   16,   1831,  Lorenzo  H.  Treat. 
She  was  the  sister  of  his  first  wife.    One  child: 

I.  Sarah  Treat,  b.  July  10,  1832;  m.  (i),  June  2, 
185 1,  Elizur  Lord  Wright,  who  died  Aug.  3, 
1864.  She  married  (2),  1872,  Robert  Mc- 
Donald. Children  by  her  first  husband: 
(i)  Mary,  b.  Feb.  8,  1852;  d.  July  23,  1853; 
(2)  George,  b.  May  3,  1853;  d.  Sept.  28, 
1853;  (3)  Samuel  H.,  b.  Sept.  12,  1854;  d. 
April  28,  1863;  (4)  Benjamin,  b.  Feb.  11, 
1858;  d.  April  28,  1863;  (5)  Benjamin  E.,  b. 
Aug.  3,  1864. 
ix.  Timothy  Kirby,  b.  1810;  d.,  1873,  in  Pennsylvania. 
X.  Frederick  Kirby,  bapt.  Sept.  29.  1812;  d.  Oct.  21,  1812. 

xi.  Frederick  Kirby,  b.  1814;  m.  Emily ;  removed  to 

Meadville,  Pa.,  and  died  there  Nov.,  1855. 

96.  Emma«  Kirby  (SamueP,  Thomas^  John^  Joseph^,  John^), 
baptized  April  11,  1802;  married,  in  182 1,  Charles  Cook  of  Whit- 
neyville,  Ct.,  born,  1794,  in  Fall  River,  Mass.,  son  of  John  Cook. 
He  died  Nov.,  1844,  in  Cromwell,  Ct.  Emma  Kirby  Cook  died 
Nov.  13,  1853,  in  Meadville,  Pa.  Children: 

i.  John  Herbert  Cook,  b.  Sept.  24,  1822,  in  Berlin,  Ct.;  m., 
Feb.  14,  1849,  ^leribah  Earle  Wyatt,  b.  Feb.  22,  1823, 
dau.  of  Constant  Wyatt  (son  of  Lieut.  Stuteley  Wyatt) 
and  Hannah  Marble  of  Somerset,  Mass.  He  now  lives 
in  New  Haven,  Ct.  Children: 

1.  Francis  Herbert  Cook,  b.  March  17,  1850;  d.  Aug. 

26,  1882. 

2.  Sarah  Emma  Cook,  b.  Jan.  24,  1852. 

3.  Frederick  Kirby  Cook,  b.  April  12,  1859;  m.,  Dec. 

8,   1883,  Kittie  L   Finch  of  Ansonia,  Ct.     One 
child:   Florence  Helen,  b.  April  3,  1888. 
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4.  Jessie  Benton  Cook,  b.  March  24,  1861. 

5.  George  Wyatt  Cook,  b.  Dec.  4,  1863;  m.,  Nov.  6, 

1896,  Margaret  Cody  of  New  Haven,  Ct. 

6.  Mary  Alice  Cook,  b.  Feb.  i,  1S66;  m.,  Jan.  27,  1892, 

Arthur  Bronson  Undenvood,  b,  July  17,  1867,  son 

of  Judson  Boardman  Underwood  and  Clara  Case 

of  Hartford,  Ct.     He  is  engaged  in  journalism, 

and  resides  in  Bridgeport,  Ct.    One  child:  Arthur 

Judson,  b.  July  3,  1S94. 

ii.  Charles  Kirby  Cook,  b.  Feb.  6,  1825,  in  Berlin,  Ct. ;  d.  May 

24,  1867,  in  Meadville,  Pa.;  m.,  Feb.  12,  1852,  in  ]Mead- 

ville,  Pa.,  ^Margaret  Lemon,  b.  Jan.  21,  1830;  d.  Oct.  31, 

1896.  Children: 

1.  Emma  Cook,  b.  ^March  27,  1853,  in  Meadville,  Pa.; 

m.,  Nov,  23,  1880,  John  D.  Hazlet  of  Meadville, 
Pa.,  b.  Feb.  16,  1849.  One  child:  Charles  Cook, 
b.  Oct.  15,  1886. 

2.  Frederick  George  Cook,  b.  March  10,  1855,  in  ]Mead- 

\-ille.  Pa.;  m.,  Jan.  3,  1884,  Francelia  Scanlon  of 
Meadville,  Pa.,  b.  March  16,  1865;  d.  May  15, 
1894.  Children:    (i)    Mildred,    b.    Oct.    10. 

1884;  (2)  Frederick  Arthur,  b.  Dec.  7,  1889;  (3) 
Ethel,  b.  Dec.  18,  1893. 

3.  IMott  Kelly  Cook,  b.  Nov.   15,  1863,  in  Meadville, 

Pa.;   m.,  Oct.  26,  18SS,  Gertrude  Daniels  of  Oil 
City,  Pa. 
iii.  Frederick  Kirby  Cook,  b.  April  24,  1828,  in  Whitnej'ville, 
Ct. ;  d.  Jan.  28,  1882,  in  Meadville,  Pa.;  m.  Lavinia  Brain- 
erd  Kelly  of  Ohio.    One  child: 

I.  Harry  Kelly  Cook,  b.  Aug.  12,  1873,  in  Qeveland, 
O.     He  is  now  living  in  Oil  City,  Pa. 
iv.  George  M.  Cook,  b.  April  11,  1832;  d.  Nov.  13,  1852,  in 

Placer%-ille,  Cal. 
V.  Mary  Borden  Cook,  b.  Aug.  8,  1836,  in  Whitneyville,  Ct.; 
d.  Oct.  29,  1856.  in  ]Meadville,  Pa.;  m.  John  B.  Fay  of 
Meadville,  Pa. ;  no  children. 

97.  Charles^  Kirby  (Samuel^  Thomas*,  John',  Joseph^,  John^), 
baptized  Oct.  28,  1806,  in  iMiddletown  "Upper  Flouses,"  now 
Cromwell,  Ct.  He  was  one  of  the  most  prominent  citizens  of  this 
town;  was  for  many  years  Town  Clerk  and  Treasurer,  and  also 
represented    Cromwell    in    the    Legislature.      In    1863    he    was 

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chosen  to  represent  the  Eighteenth  District  in  the  State  Senate. 
"  Throughout  his  hfe  he  was  an  able  and  energetic  citizen,  taking 
a  hvely  interest  in  whatever  tended  to  enhance  the  ^yelfare  of  his 
town  and  serving  the  pubUc  with  readiness  and  abiUty."  Hon. 
Charies  Kirbv  died  Dec.  27,  1868,  at  Yonkers,  N.  Y.  He  mar- 
ried, July  6,  1830  (or  Jan.  6,  1830,  according  to  White  Genealogy), 
Catharine  Chauncey  White,  born  June  10,  1810,  daughter  of 
William  White  and  Fanny  Stocking,  both  of  Middletown  "  Upper 
Houses."  Children: 

i.  Sarah  Goodrich  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  19,  1831. 
ii.  Frances  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  12,  1833;  m.,  Oct.  31, 
1855,  Frederick  Barnard  Starr,  b.  July  2,  1829,  in  IMiddle- 
town,  Ct.,  son  of  Nathan  Starr  of  Middletown  and  Grace 
Townsend.  [Nathan  Starr,  b.  Aug.  28,  1789;  d.  Oct.  16, 
1856;  m.,  June  25,  1810,  Grace,  dau.  of  Ebenezer  Town- 
send  of  New  Haven  and  Thankful  Sophia  Barnard.]  Mr. 
Frederick  B.  Starr  died  April  13,  1865,  in  Cromwell,  Ct. 
Children: 

1.  Charies  F.  Starr,  b.  March  18,  1858,  in  Cromwell, 

Ct.;  is  a  banker,  and  lives  in  Boston,  Mass.;  not 
married. 

2.  Harry  M.  Starr,  b.  March  22,  1861 ;  d.  June  24,  1865. 
iii.  Katharine  White  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  14,  1835. 


73.  Mary'^  Kirby  (Thomas*,  John^  Joseph%  John^),  bom  Jan. 
10,  1773;  married,  as  third  wife,  Nov.  4,  1813,  Captain  Ralph 
Smith  of  Middle  Haddam,  Ct.,  born  Jan.  11,  1761,  son  of  Captain 
Enoch  Smith  and  Ruth  Goodrich  (married  Oct.  25,  1753),  and  a 
descendant  of  Ralph  Smith  of  Hingham,  ^lass.  He  was  at  first 
a  sea-captain,  and  afterward  a  farmer  in  Middle  Haddam,  Ct., 
where  he  died  Jan.  24,  1838.     Mary  Kirby  Smith  died  Dec.  26, 

1854. 

[Capt.  Ralph  Smith,  m.  (i),  March  21,  1781,  Hannah  ,  b. 

1773;  d.   April   5,    1801,  aged  thirty-eight   years.  Children: 

Mary,  b.  Sept.  12,  1782;  d.  young;  Jeremiah,  b.  Aug.  25,  1784; 
d.  Sept.  20,  1794;  Ralph,  b.  May  22,  1786;  d.  Oct.  3,  1805;  Ruth, 
b.  July  18,  1788;  Ebenezer,  b.  May  17,  1791;  d.  Sept.  27,  1864; 
Sophia,  b.  April  18,  1794;  Lucy,  b.  July  7,  1797;  d.  Feb.  16,  1798; 
Hannah,  b.  March  i,  1799;  d.  Sept.  1799.  He  married  (2),  1803, 
Honor  Deming,  b.  1767;  d.  March  6,  1813,  aged  forty-six  years. 
Children:   William  Deming,  b.  May  3,  1804;  Ralph,  b.  Aug.  10, 

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Captain  Ralph  Smith  and  Mary  Kirby  had  one  child: 
98.     i.  Thomas  Kirby  Smith,  b.  i\Iarch   18,   1817;  m.  Mary  F. 
Hickman. 

98.  Thomas  Kirby®  Smith  (Mary  Kirby',  Thomas*,  John^ 
Joseph-,  John^),  born  March  18,  181 7,  in  Middle  Haddam,  Ct. 
He  removed  in  1835  to  the  State  of  Louisiana,  and  for  five  years 
was  engaged  as  assistant  civil  engineer  in  making  surveys  for  the 
first  railroad  in  that  State.  In  1840  he  removed  to  Alexandria, 
La.,  to  take  charge  of  a  railroad  belonging  to  his  brother,  Ralph 
Smith,  which  ran  from  Alexandria  through  the  sugar  district  of 
Rapides  County,  a  distance  of  fifteen  miles.  At  that  time  he 
owned,  in  partnership  with  his  brother  Ralph,  the  steamboat 
"  Rapides,"  which  made  weekly  trips  from  New  Orleans  to 
Natchitoches.  This  boat  was  afterward  in  the  possession  of  the 
Confederate  Army.  He  took  no  active  part  in  the  Civil  War. 
During  the  latter  part  of  the  war  he  was  collector  of  "  tax  in 
kind  "  for  the  Southern  Army.  By  the  war  he  lost  his  slaves, 
valued  at  $40,000,  and  also  much  movable  property,  including 
100  bales  of  cotton,  on  which  he  afterward  recovered  $S,ooo. 
His  residence  at  Alexandria,  La.,  was  also  destroyed  by  fire  when 
the  town  was  burned  by  the  Union  Army,  In  1869  he  bought  a 
cotton  plantation  on  Red  River,  about  twenty  miles  above  Alex- 
andria, La.,  on  which  he  lived,  engaged  in  cotton  planting. 

Thomas  Kirby  Smith  was  married,  Oct.  5,  1852.  in  Alexandria, 
La.,  to  Mary  Felonise  Hickman,  born  Jan.  7,  1834,  daughter  of 
William  Preston  Hickman  (born  in  Rockingham,  N.  C,  son  of 
William  Hickman  of  \"irginia  and  Mary  Webster)  and  Mariana 
Baillio,  both  of  Louisiana.  She  died  Nov.  11,  1879.  He  died 
Jan.  20,  1896,  at  Boyce,  Rapides  County,  La.         Children: 

i.  William  Hickman  Smith,  b.  Aug.   17,  1853;  d.  Sept.  2S, 
1863. 

ii.  Thomas  Kirby  Smith,  b.  Dec.  24,  1854. 

iii.  Mary  Kirby  Smith,  b.  Aug.  19,  1856. 

iv.  Heman  Smith,  b.  Dec.  2,  1858;  m.,  Feb.  24,  1892,  Lula 
Ducote  of  Louisiana. 

V.  Webster  Smith,  b.  Jan.  17,  1861;  m.,  March  6,  18^9.  Ella 
Lacaze  of  Louisiana.  Children: 

1.  Mary  Felonise  Smith,  b.  March  17,  1892. 

2.  Thomas  Kirby  Smith,  b.  Jan.  3,  1894. 

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vi.  Virginia  Hickman  Smith,  b.  Sept.  ii,  1862. 
vii.  jNIarian  Baillio  Smith,  b.  IMarch  28,  1864. 
viii.  WiUiam  Preston  Hickman  Smith,  b.  May  3,  1865;  d.  Jan. 
21,  1869. 
ix.  Harriet  Kirby  Smith,  b.  Aug.  21,  1869. 
X.  Henry  Ranney  Smith,  b.  Dec.  24,  1870. 
xi.  Jeremiah  Goodrich  Smith,  b.  Nov.  14,  1873. 
xii.  Annah  Hurd  Smith,  b.  June  4,   1875;  m.,  Nov.  8,   1892, 
Henry  Luckett  Thompson  of  Louisiana.     One  child: 
I.  Marian  Smith  Thompson,  b,  July  27,  1893;  d.  Dec. 
7,  1894. 

74.  Giles^  Kirby  (Thomas'*,  John^,  Joseph^,  John^),  born  June 
16,  1777,  in  jMiddletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  Nov.  12, 
1801,  Lucy  Spencer,  born  March  31,  1782,  daughter  of  Samuel 
Spencer  of  Aliddletown,  Ct.,  and  Martha  Eells.  He  was  a  con- 
sumptive, and  went  to  the  West  Indies  for  his  health,  but  died 
May  16,  1807,  while  on  the  return  voyage.  Lucy  Spencer  Kirby 
"  was  a  remarkable  woman  and  possessed  a  fine  and  strong  char- 
acter." She  died  July  25,  1854,  in  Hartford,  Ct.  They  had  one 
daughter: 

i.  Llarriet  Kirby,  b.  1803;  d.  Nov.  12,  1871,  in  Hartford,  Ct. ; 
not  married. 


29.  Bethiah*  Kirby  (John^  Joseph^,  John^),  born  Dec,  173 1, 
in  Middletown  "  L^pper  Houses;  "  married,  Sept.  21,  1757,  Daniel 
Stocking  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  born  Jan.  18,  1728,  son  of  Captain 
Joseph  Stocking  of  Middletown,  Ct.  (born  Feb.  27,  1703,  son  of 
Daniel  Stocking  and  Jane  Mould),  and  Abigail  Ranney;  married 
Dec.  20,  1726.  Mr.  Daniel  Stocking  was  graduated  at  Yale 
College  in  1748,  and  followed  the  occupation  of  teaching  in  Mid- 
dletown, Ct.,  and  "  was  so  well  and  widely  known  in  his  calling 
that  he  received  the  title  of  '  Master  Stocking.'  "  ("  History  of 
Cromwell,  Ct.")  He  died  Dec.  23,  1800.  Bethiah  Kirby  Stock- 
ing died  Jan.  14,  1823,  aged  ninety-one. 

[Mr.  Daniel  Stocking  married  (i)  Sarah  Gould,  dau.  of  the 
Rev.  Hezekiah  Gould  of  Stratford,  Ct.,  by  whom  he  had:  (i) 
Mary  Ann,  bapt.  March  5,  1752;  m.  Daniel  White;  (2)  Joseb, 
bapt.  Jan.  16,  1755;  d.  June  29,  1841.  His  first  wife  died  Aug.  9, 
1756,  and  he  married  (2),  Sept.  21,  1757,  Bethiah  Kirby.] 
Children  of  Daniel  Stocking  and  Bethiah  Kirby: 

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i.  Daniel  Stocking,  bapt.  May  6,  1759;  d.  Nov.  23,  1776. 
ii.  Sarah  Stocking,  bapt.  Sept.  21,  1760;  m.,  Oct.  14,  1787, 

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Susanna  Morrison. 

99.  iv.  Seth  Stocking,  bapt.  Feb.  12.  1764;  m.  Hannah  Pratt. 
V.  Abigail  Stocking,  bapt.  Oct.  20,  1765;  d.  Oct.  9,  1766. 
vi.  Abigail  Stocking,  bapt.  Oct.  27,   1767;  m.,  Sept.    16, 

17S5,  Thomas  Clark. 
vii.  Clarissa  Stocking,  bapt.  Nov.  12,  1769. 
viii.  Huldah  Stocking,  bapt.  April  5,  1772;  m.,  March  29, 

1795,  Siras  W'illcox. 
ix.  John  Stocking,  bapt.  Oct.  30,  1774. 

99.  Seth"*  Stocking  (Bethiah*,  John^  Joseph^,  John^),  baptized 
Feb.  12,  1764,  in  ]Middleto\vn  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  be- 
fore April  3,  1791,  Hannah  Pratt,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Pratt 
and  Mary  Latham.  He  died  Dec.  2,  1831,  in  Middletown,  Ct. 
Hannah  Pratt  Stocking  died  Oct.  i,  1817,  aged  fifty-one. 
Children: 

i.  Lucy  Stocking,  bapt.  March  25,  1792;  m.,  April  25, 

1812,  David  Smith. 
ii.  Hannah  Stocking,  bapt.  March  25,  1792;  m.,  July  28, 

1819,  Amos  Tryon. 
iii.  Seth  Stocking,  bapt.  April  13,  1794. 
iv.  Mary  Stocking,  bapt.  July  3,  1796;  m.,  Dec.  12,  1816, 

Samuel  Churchill  of  Chatham,  Ct, 
V.  Daniel  Stocking,  bapt.  June  16,  1799. 
vi.  Mariah  Stocking,  bapt.  April  5,  1801;  m.,  April  12, 

1821,  Leonard  Tryon. 
vii.  Joseph  Stocking,  bapt.  Aug.  4,  1803;  d.  April  10,  1818. 
viii.  Amos  Otis  Stocking,  bapt.  Oct.  28,  1804;  d.  July  8, 
1818. 
ix.  Julia  Stocking,  bapt.  Oct.  19,  1806. 
X.  Jonathan  Pratt  Stocking,  bapt.  June  25,  1809;  d.  Oct. 
II,  1817. 

100.  xi.  William    Redfield    Stocking,    b.    June    24,    1810;    m. 

Jerusha  E.  Gilbert. 
xii.  Carey  Latham  Stocking,  bapt.  Dec.  19,  1813. 

100.  William  Redfield'  Stocking  (Seth  Stocking',  Bethiah 
Kirby*,  John^  Joseph",  John^),  born  June  24,  iSio,  in  Middle- 

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town  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  Dec,  1836,  Jerusha  Emily 
Gilbert,  born  Nov.  5,  1809,  in  Easton,  Ct.,  daughter  of  Ezra  Gil- 
bert and  Rebecca  :^linor  of  Colebrook,  Ct.  He  studied  at  Monson 
Academy,  Monson,  ISIass.,  and  was  nearly  fitted  to  enter  Yale 
College  when  an  urgent  call  went  out  from  the  missionary  house 
in  Boston  for  teachers  for  the  Sandwich  Islands,  whereupon  he 
gave  up  further  study  and  offered  himself  to  the  American  Board 
as  a  teacher  for  these  islands.  Soon  after  there  was  a  call  for  a 
principal  for  the  boys'  seminary  in  Persia,  and  Mr.  Stocking  was 
chosen  to  fill  this  position.  In  Jan.,  1837,  he  was  set  apart  as  a 
missionary  teacher  to  the  Nestorians,  and  went  with  his  wife  to 
Oroomiah,  Persia.  He  was  for  a  while  the  principal  of  the  boys' 
seminary,  but  soon  took  charge  of  the  village  schools,  and  kept 
that  work  as  long  as  he  lived  in  Persia.  He  was  also  the  treasurer 
of  the  mission  for  fourteen  years.  Having  preached  for  some 
time  in  the  village  churches  in  the  native  language,  and  in  an 
acceptable  manner,  he  was  ordained,  April  18,  1841,  in  the  Nes- 
torian  Church  of  St.  Mary  in  the  city  of  Oroomiah,  by  a,n  ecclesi- 
astical council  consisting  of  the  other  missionaries.  He  seldom 
preached  in  the  English  language,  saying,  when  asked,  that  he 
was  ordained  to  preach  in  Syriac.  He  returned  to  Am.erica  in  the 
autumn  of  1853,  intending  to  return  in  two  years,  but  died  April 
30,  1854,  in  New  York  City,  and  was  buried  in  Colebrook,  Ct. 

Mrs.  Jerusha  Gilbert  Stocking  graduated  from  the  Hartford 
Female  Seminary,  and  taught  in  2\Iiddletown  "  Upper  Houses," 
where  she  met  her  future  husband.  Immediately  after  her  mar- 
riage she  went  to  Persia,  where  she  remained  seventeen  years, 
one  year  of  that  time  being  spent  on  the  outward  and  homeward 
journey — six  months  each  v.-ay.  She  had  v.-anted  to  become  a 
missionary  from  her  childhood,  and  was  always  very  much  de- 
voted to  the  missionary  cause.  She  died  June  28,  1892,  in  Ala- 
meda, Cal.  Her  granddaughter  writes:  "She  lived  with  us  the 
last  seven  years  of  her  life.  She  was  the  sv/eetest,  most  unselfish 
woman  I  ever  saw.  Everyone  who  knew  her  loved  her.  She 
seemed  to  create  a  heavenly  atm.osphere  everyv/here  she  went." 
Children,  born  in  Oroomiah,  Persia: 

i.  J.  Emily  Stocking,  b.  April  28,  1842;  m.,  Dec.  8,  1S65, 
Rev.  Alfred  Tileston  Waterman,  b.  Dec.  12,  1832,  in 
Providence,  R.  I.,  son  of  Rev.  Thomas  Tileston 
Waterm.an  of  Providence,  R.  I.,  and  Delia  Storrs  of 
Mansfield,  Ct.  Rev.  A.  T  V/aterman  graduated 
from  Yale  College  1855,  and  from  Princeton  Thc'O- 

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logical  Seminary  i860;  was  ordained  at  Preston.  Ct., 
Nov.  9,  1864,  and  preached  in  Westfield  parish,  town 
of  Middletown,  Ct.,  and  in  Michigan.  Mrs.  Emily 
Stocking  Waterman  studied  at  ]\Iount  Holyoke  Col- 
lege and  at  the  Massachusetts  State  Normal  School 
in  Westfield;  graduated  from  the  latter  in  1862.  They 
are  now  living  in  Baldwin,  Mich.         Children: 

1.  Charlotte    Hutchins    Waterman,    b.    Nov.    25, 

1866. 

2.  Jason  Waterman,  b.  Dec.  3.  186S;  m.,  Aug.  5, 

1897,  in  Paducali,  Ky.,  Maud  Evelyn  Holly, 
dau.  of  F.  H.  Holly  of  Paducah,  Ky.  He  is  in 
the  Government  employ  at  \Vashin.gton.D.  C. 

3.  William  Stocking  Waterman,  b.  Oct.  iS,  1S71. 

4.  Fanny  Fitch  Waterman,  b.  Dec.  i,  1875. 

5.  Caroline  Darrow  \\'aterman,  b.  May  18,  1SS2. 

6.  Storrs  Seymour  Waterman,  b.  Aug.  2,  1SS4. 

101.  ii.  William  Redfield  Stocking,  b.  jMarch  31,  1844;  m.  (i) 

Hattie  E.  Lyman,  (2)  Isabella  C.  .^aker. 
iii.  Harriet  Stoddard  Stocking,  b.  Oct.  28,  1848,  in  Oroo- 
miah,  Persia;  studied  at  Westfield  Normal  Sclio-ol; 
m.,  May  16,  1872,  in  Colebrook,  Ct.,  the  Rev.  Rod- 
ney Lewis  Tabor,  b.  Sept.  21,  1846,  in  Quincy,  Mass., 
son  of  Isaac  Tabor  of  Topsham,  \'t.,  and  Susan  Nash 
of  Quincy,  Mass.  He  graduated  from  Williams  Col- 
lege and  Union  Theological  Sem.inary,  and  was  or- 
dained in  1872;  preached  in  West  Hartland.  Ct., 
1872-74,  and  in  Alameda,  Cal.,  from  1874  until  his 
death,  Dec.  22,  18S5.  Mrs.  Harriet  Stocking  Tabor 
is  now  living  in  Alameda,  Cal.         Children: 

1.  Edward  Roberts  Tabor,  b.  July  4,   1873;  m., 

June  9,  1896,  Lina  Beck. 

2.  Alice  Bradley  Tabor,  b.  Nov.  21,  1876. 

3.  William  Rodney  Tabor,  b.  Jan.  7,  18S2. 

4.  Hattie  Stocking  Tabor,  b.  Nov.  15,  1883. 

102.  iv.  Ezra  Gilbert  Stocking,  b.  Jan.  4.  185 1;  m.  (i)  Hattie 

Grinnell;  m.  (2)  Kate  McMahon. 

101.  William  Redfield^  Stocking,  Jr.  (William  R.  Stocking^ 
Seth  Stock^ng^  Bethia  Kirby*,  John^  Joseph^,  John^),  born 
March  31,  1844,  in  Oroomiah,  Persia;  married  (i),  June  20,  1871, 
Hattie  E.  Lyman  of  Southampton,  Mass.,  who  died  Sept.,  1872. 

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while  on  a  missionary  tour.  He  married  (2),  Oct.  28,  1873,  Isa- 
bella C.  Baker,  daughter  of  Dea.  Emanuel  Baker  and  Sophia 
Parsons  of  Wiscasset",  Me.  She  died  Aug.  17,  1890.  Rev.  Will- 
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from  Williams  College  in  1869;  was  ordained  June  19,  i87i,.as 
a  missionary  to  Persia,  and  remained  in  the  foreign  field  for  seven 
years;  was"  pastor  in  Williamstown,  Mass.,  1882-85;  superin- 
tendent of  the  Workhouse,  Blackwell's  Island,  N.  Y.,  1886-91. 
He  is  now  living  in  Williamstown,  i\Iass.         Children: 

i.  Emily  Holmes  Stocking,  b.  July  18,  1875,  in  Persia. 
ii.  Sophia  Cochran  Stocking,  b.  July  18,  1875;  twin  with  pre- 
ceding. 
iii.  Ethel  Stocking,  b.  Feb.  8,  1878,  in  Persia, 
iv.  Annie  Woodman  Stocking,  b.  Jan.  7,  1880,  in  Wiscasset, 

Me. 
V.  William  Redfield  Stocking,  b.  May  17,  1881,  at  Wiscas- 
set, Me. 
vi.  Emily  Baker  Stocking,  b.  Nov.  7,  1883,  in  Williamstown, 

Mass. 
vii.  Charles  Parsons  Stocking,  b.  Nov.  9,  1887,  on  Blackwell's 
Island,  N.  Y. 

102.  Ezra  Gilbert^  Stocking  (William  R.  Stocking^,  Seth 
Stocking^  Bethiah  Kirby*,  John^  Joseph-,  John^),  born  Jan.  4, 
1851,  in  Oroomiah,  Persia;  married  (i),  Oct.  27,  1870,  Harriet 
E.  Grinnell,  born  June  4,  1850,  who  died  Aug.  24,  1879,  in  Nor- 
folk, Ct.;  married  (2),  I^Iarch  15,  1880,  Kate  McMahon,  born 
May  18,  1863,  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Katharine  McMahon  of 
New  Hartford,  Ct. "  Ezra  G.  Stocking  died  Nov.  7,  1882,  in  Will- 
iamstown, Mass.  He  was  a  school-teacher,  and  taught  in  Cole- 
brook,  Norfolk,  and  Riverton,  Ct.         Children: 

i.  Henry  Stoddard  Stocking,  b.  Oct.  10,  1872;  d.  Dec,  1874. 

ii.  Harry  Louis  Stocking,  b.  Nov.  i,  1873,  in  Riverton,  Ct.; 

m.,  April  24,  1895,  in  Winsted,  Ct.,  Susan  J.  Ford,  b. 

1877  in  Winsted,  Ct.,  dau.  of  Sidney  H.  Ford  and  Lucy 

J.  Perkins.    He  is  now  living  in  Winsted,  Ct.    One  child: 

I.  Bessie  GrinnelP  Stocking,  b.  Oct.  31,  1896,  in  Winr 

sted,  Ct. 

iii.  Harriet  Hayward  Stocking,  b.  June  7,  1876,  in  New  Britain, 

Fla. 
iv.  Edward  Brown  Stocking,  b.  July  10,  1881,  in  Norfolk,  Ct. 

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30.  Susanna*  Kirby  (John%  Joseph^,  John^),  born  Feb.  8, 
1734,  in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  Nov.  9,  1757, 
Benjamin  Bulkeley  of  Wetliersfield,  Ct.,  born  1725,  son  of  Charles 
Bulkeley  and  Mary  Sage.  She  died  IMay  27,  1776,  and  Benjamin 
Bulkeley  married  (2),  Feb.  6,  1777,  Elizabeth  Brownell  of  Little 
Compton,  R.  I.  Children  of  Susanna  Kirby  and  Benjamin  Bulke- 
ley: 

i.  Thomas  Bulkeley.  b.  Oct.  2,  1758;  m.  Bathsheba  Sage,  b. 
176S,  dau.  of  David  Sage  of  Berlin,  Ct.  (b.  1732,  son 
of  Capt.  David  Sage  and  Bathsheba  Judd),  and  Lois 
Harris.  Children:  George,  Laura,  Fanny,  Henry,  and 
Sophia.  • 
ii.  Lucy  Bulkeley,  b.  Sept.  8,  1760;  d.  Nov.  20.  18 10;  m., 
April  4,  1782,  Joseph  White  of  Whitesboro,  N.  Y.,  b. 
Jan.  16,  1761,  in  ^Middletown,  Ct.,  son  of  Hon.  Hugh 
White  of  Whitesboro,  N.  Y..  and  Mary  Clark  of  Middle- 
town,  Ct.,  dau.  of  Daniel  and  Mary  Clark.         Children: 

1.  Susan  White,  b.  Feb.  6,  1783. 

2.  Lucy  White,  b.  July  22,  1784;  m.  (i)  Orran  Clark 

of  Fannington;  m.  (2)  Jesse  Stanley. 

3.  Huldah  White,  b.  April  9,  1786;  d.  in  infancy. 

4.  Henry  White,  b.  Feb.  8,  1788;  m.  Julia  Bidwell. 

5.  Abigail  White,  b.  Aug.  26,  1789;  m.  Samuel  Wil- 

cox of  Whitesboro,  N,  Y. 

6.  Bulkeley  White,  b.  :March  10,  1791;  d.  in  infancy. 

7.  Bulkeley  White,  b.  May  2,  1793;  d.  in  infancy. 

8.  JjDseph  White,  b.  Dec.  10,  1794. 

9.  Thomas  Bulkeley  White,  b.  Feb.  3,  1797. 

10.  Eliza  White,  b.  Nov.  8,  1798;  m.  Reuben  Wilcox. 

11.  Mary  White,  b.  1800;  m.  Henry  Cooley. 

iii.  George  Bulkeley,  b.  Nov.  28,  1762;  m.  Martha  Webster. 
iv.  Huldah  Bulkeley,  b.  Oct.  i,  1764;  m.,  Nov.  8,  1792,  John 
Francis,  Jr.,  of  Wethersfield,  Ct.         Children: 

1.  Caroline  Francis,  b.  April  21,  1794. 

2.  Huldah  Francis,  b.  Jan.  16,  1796. 

3.  John  Francis,  b.  July  30,  1797. 

■  '       •  4.  James  Bulkeley  Francis,  b.  June  9,  1799. 

5.  William  Francis,  b.  March  12,  1801. 

6.  Stephen  Francis,  b.  Dec.  14,  1802. 

7.  Albert  Francis,  b.  Dec.  5,  1808. 

V.  James  Bulkeley,  b.  Sept.  11,  1766;  m.  Caroline  Hallam; 
no  children. 

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vi.  Stephen  Bulkeley,  b.  Nov.  8,  1768;  m.  Marg-aret  M.  Fan- 
ning of  Charleston,  S.  C.  He  died,  1840,  in  Hartford, 
Ct.         Children : 

1.  George  Bulkeley. 

2.  Caroline  Bulkeley,  b. ;  m.  J.  W.  Stuart, 

vii.  Abigail  Bulkeley,  b.  Dec.  30,  1770;  m.  Jasper  Lacy. 

viii.  Martha  Bulkeley,  b.  x\pril  26,  1773;  m.  George  Webster 
of  Whitesboro,  N.  Y. 
ix.  Hannah  Bulkeley,  b.  June  25,  1775;  m,  Amos  Woodruff 
of  Stockbridge,  Mass. 

[Bulkeley  Lineage: 

L  Rev.  Peter  Bulkeley,  Concord.  Mass.,  born  Jan.  31,  1583, 
son  of  Edward  Bulkeley,  D.D.,  of  Odell,  Co.  Bedford,  England, 
was  first  minister  of  Concord,  Mass.,  installed  April  6,  1637,  and 
died  in  oflice  March  9,  1659;  married  (i)  Jane  Allen;  married  (^2) 
Grace  Chitwood,  daughter  of  Sir  Richard  Chitwood. 

n.  Rev.  Gershom  Bulkeley,  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  son  of  Rev. 
Peter  Bulkeley  and  Grace  Chitwood,  born  Dec.  6,  1636;  died 
Dec.  2,  1713;  married,  Oct.  26,  1659,  Sarah  Chauncy,  born  Jan. 
13,  1631;  died  June  3,  1699,  daughter  of  President  Charles 
Chauncy  of  Harvard  College. 

HL  Edward  Bulkeley,  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  second  son  of  pre- 
ceding, born  1673;  died  Aug.  27,  1748;  married  Dorothy  Pres- 
cott,  born  May  31,  1681,  daughter  of  Captain  Jonathan  Prescott 
of  Concord,  Mass.,  and  Elizabeth  Hoar. 

IV.  Charles  Bulkeley,  Wethersiield,  Ct.,  son  of  preceding,  born 
March  25,  1703;  married,  May  28,  1724,  ^Mary  Sage,  bom 
April  9,  1699,  daughter  of  John  Sage  of  Middletown,  Ct.  (son 
of  John  Sage  and  Elizabeth  Kirby),  and  Hannah  Starr.  See 
page  20. 

V.  Benjamin  Bulkeley,  Wethersfield,  born  1725,  third  son  of 
preceding;  married,  Xov.  9,  1757,  Susanna  Kirby. — Bulkeley 
Genealogy,  p.  loi.] 


31.  Jonathan*  Kirby  (John^  Joseph^  John^),  born  about  1736 
in  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses."  He  is  mentioned  in  his  father's 
will  as  "  my  youngest  son  Jonathan  ";  but  there  is  no  record  of 
his  birth,  and  the  date  of  his  baptism  is  unknown.  In  the 
"  Record  Book,"  begun  by  the  Rev.  Edward  Eells,  and  which 
contains:  "An  account  of  those  baptized  by  the  Rev.  Joseph 

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Smith  and  others  which  are  not  found  upon  record,  as  I  received 
them  from  their  parents  by  their  famines."  is  found  under  "  John 
Kirby's  children  "  the  following  entry:  "  Jonathan  Kirby,  Bapt'd 
by  Mr.  Mix."  (Mr.  Mix  is  undoubtedly  the  Rev.  Stephen  ]\lix, 
pastor  of  the  church  at  Wethersfield,  Ct.,  1693- 1738.  Rev. 
Joseph  Smith  died  Sept.  8,  1736,  and  the  neighboring  pastors 
officiated  until  the  coming  of  his  successor,  the  Rev.  Edward 
Eells,  who  was  ordained  Sept.  6,  1738.)  He  inherited  the  Kirby 
homestead  in  that  part  of  ■Sliddletown  which  is  now  the  western 
part  of  the  town  of  Cromwell,  together  with  the  meadows  and 
upland  adjoining,  "  in  the  lot  that  was  his  great-grandfather's," 
and  lived  there  until  his  death. 

He  w^as  an  ardent  patriot,  and  saw  active  service  as  a  minute- 
man  during  the  War  of  the  Revolution.  His  granddaughter,  Mrs. 
Sarah  J.  (Stowe)  Ashton,  gave  to  the  compiler  the  following  ac- 
count of  his  Revolutionary  services,  which  she  received  from  her 
mother,  Lucy  Kirby  Stowe:  "  During  the  Revolutionary  War, 
Jonathan  Kirby  was  one  of  the  minute-men,  and  kept  a  horse  in 
the  stable,  with  saddle  and  bridle  near,  to  be  ready  at  once.  His 
wife  had  his  saddle  bags  packed,  and  any  time  she  saw  him  coming 
quickly  toward  the  house  she  brought  them  out  and  put  up  a  lunch 
for  him.  He  was  at  Guilford  when  the  British  came  in  there,  also 
at  New  London  when  Benedict  Arnold  burned  the  town,  and  at 
other  places  which  I  have  forgotten." 

Jonathan  Kirby  married,  March  i,  1769,  Lucy  Burgis,  born 
Oct.  13,  1742,  daughter  of  Thomas  Burgis  of  Guilford,  Ct.,  and 
Hannah  Dodd.  She  was  "  a  woman  of  personal  attractions,  win- 
ning manners  and  great  energy  of  character,"  She  died  Feb. 
28,  1817,  aged  seventy-four  years.  He  died  May  5,  1782,  "  in 
the  46th  year  of  his  age  "  (gravestone).  His  death  was  caused 
by  a  fall  from  the  barn  scaffold,  resulting  in  brain  fever.  Chil- 
dren : 

i.  Lucy  Kirby,  b.  July  20,  1770;  d.  Oct.  12,  1772. 
ii.  Olive  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  20,  1772;  d.  Dec.  20,  1787, 

103.  iii,  Elisha  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  13,  1774;  m.  Betsy  Spencer. 

104.  iv.  Lucy  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  i,  1776;  m.  Obed  Stowe. 

103.  EHsha=*  Kirby  (Jonathan*,  John\  Joseph^,  John^),  born 
Oct.  13,  1774,  in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;"  married,  Nov. 
2,  1800,  Betsy  Spencer,  baptized  Oct.  3,  1779,  daughter  of  Samuel 
Spencer  and  Martha  Eells,  both  of  Middletown,  Ct.  A  sister  of 
Betsy  Spencer,  Lucy,  married  Giles  Kirby,  and  another  sister, 

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Sally,  married  Joseph  ^lorgan  of  West  Springfield,  Jvlass.,  the 
grandfather  oi  ]Mr.  James  J.  Goodwin  of  New  York  City.  The 
latter  writes  of  Mrs.  Elisha  Kirby:  "  I  recollect  her  as  a  sweet, 
even-tempered  and  most  amiable  old  lady."  Elisha  Kirby  fol- 
lowed at  first  the  occupation  of  farming,  living  in  IVIiddletown 
and  Guilford,  Ct.  Afterward  he  kept  the  *'  Washington  House  " 
in  Middletown,  Ct.,  which  then  occupied  the  spot  where  the 
"  AIcDonough  Hotel "  now  stands.  In  July,  1846,  he  had  taken 
up  his  residence  in  New  Haven,  Ct.,  where  he  died  Feb.  18,  1868, 
at  the  advanced  age  of  ninety-three  years.  Betsy  Spencer  Kirby 
died,  in  New  Haven,  Dec.  20,  1859,  aged  eighty  years.  Chil- 
dren: 

105.  i.  Caroline  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  9,  1801 ;  m.  William  Williams. 
ii.  John  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  5,  1S03;  d.  Jan.  26,  1812. 

106.  iii.  'William    Kirby,    b.    July    2,    1805;    m.    Hannah    M. 

Wolcott. 
iv.  Giles   Kirby,   b.   Nov.   2,    1807;   d.    Dec,    1836;    not 

married. 
V.  Olive  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  3,  1810;  d.  March  29,  181 1. 

107.  vi.  John  Eurgis  Kirby,  b.   Oct.   ii,   1813;  m.  (i)   Mary 

Ann  T.  Burgis;   m.  (2)  Lucretia  C.  Bartlett. 

108.  vii.  Eliab  Eurgis  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  16,  1816;  m.  Caroline  L. 

Noyes. 

109.  viii.  Thomas  Spencer  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  23,  1819;  m.  Margaret 

Van  Vleck. 

[Eells  Lineage: 

I.  John  Eells  came  from  Barnstable,  England,  to  New  England, 
and  settled  at  Dorchester;  made  freeman  ]^Iay  14,  1634;  had  son 
Samuel,  born  in  Dorchester  1639,  ^^^  soon  afterward  returned 
to  Barnstable,  England.  There  is  a  record  that  "  Thomas  Allen 
of  Barnstable,  Mass.  in  New  England  sells  to  John  Eells  of  Dor- 
chester, N.  E.,  July  8,  1641,  a  house  and  garden  in  Bowport 
Street  in  Barnstable,  Co.  Devon,  Eng." 

H.  Major  Samuel  Eells,  born  June  23,  1639,  in  Dorchester, 
Mass.,  was  taken  back  to  England  by  his  father.  It  is  said  that 
w'hile  in  England  he  was  a  major  in  Cromwell's  army.  (See 
"Biography  of  Rev.  Gushing  Eells,"  p.  15.)  He  returned  to 
New  England  about  1661,  and  settled  at  Milford,  Ct.,  where  he 
practised  law  and  was  prominent  in  public  affairs;  was  deputy 
to  General  Court,  1667-68,  and  from  1681  until  his  removal  to 
Hingham.     During  King  Philip's  war  he  was  Captain  of  Militia, 

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and  in  1675  commanded  a  garrison  at  Russell's  Mills  in  Dart- 
mouth, Mass.  Thomas  Church,  in  his  "  History  of  King  Philip's 
War,"  page  51,  says:  "  Captain  Eells  of  Russell  garrison  immor- 
talized his  name  by  his  opposition  to  the  diabolical  acts  of  the 
government  in  selling  the  prisoners  as  slaves."  ■  See  also  Brown- 
ell's  "  Indian  Races  of  America,"  page  242.  Ivlajor  Eells  removed 
to  Hingham,  Mass.,  about  1689,  where  he  was  a  magistrate  and 
representative,  1705  and  1706.  He  died  at  Hingham,  April  21, 
1709.  He  married  (i),  Aug.  i,  1663,  Ann  Lenthal,  daughter  of 
the  Rev.  Robert  Lenthal  of  Weymouth,  Mass.  She  died  at  Mil- 
ford,  Ct.,  in  Feb.,  1687;  and  he  married  (2),  Aug.  22,  16S9,  Sarah, 
widow  of  Edward  North  of  Boston,  who  died  in  171 1  at  Scituate, 
Mass.         Children : 

1.  Samuel,  b.  June  i,  1664;  died  soon. 

2.  John,  b.  July  3,  1665;  died  young. 

3.  Samuel,  b.  Sept,  2,  1666;  m,  (i)  Esther  Oviatt;  m.  (2) 

Martha  (Whiting)  Bryan;  m.  (3)  Rebecca  (Wilkin- 
son) Baldwin. 

4.  John,  b.  1668. 

5.  Mary,  b.  Feb.  18,  1670. 

6.  Robert,  b.  Dec.  4,  1672;  died  young. 

7.  Robert,  b.  Jan.  25,  1675. 

8.  Rev.  Nathaniel  of  Scituate,  Mass.,  b.  Nov.  26,  1677; 

d.  Aug.  25,  1750;  m.,  Oct.  12,  1704,  Hannah  North  of 
Hingham,  Mass.,  b. ;  d.  May  2,  1754.  Chil- 
dren: (i)  Sarah,  b.  Aug.  5,  1705;  (2)  Samuel,  b. 
Feb.  25,  1707;  (3)  John,  b.  Jan.  23,  1709;  (4)  Rev. 
Nathaniel  of  Stonington,  b.  Feb.  4,  171 1;  d.  1786; 
m.  Mercy  Cushing,  dau.  of  Hon.  John  Cushing, 
whose  son.  Rev.  John,  was  settled  at  Glastonbury, 
Ct.;  (5)  Rev.  Edward,  b.  Jan.  4,  1713;  d.  Oct.  12, 
1776,  was  settled  at  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses." 
He  had  a  son  Edward,  who  was  a  Captain  in  the 
Revolutionary  Army,  and  sons  James,  Samuel,  and 
Ozias,  who  were  clcrg\'men;  (6)  Hannah,  b.  Jan.  30, 
1715;  (7)  Mary,  b.  May  13,  1716;  (8)  North,  b.  Sept. 
28,  1718;  (9)  Ann,  b.  Oct.  16,  1721. 

9.  Ann,  b. ;  m.,  1704,  Thomas  Wilder. 

10.  Elizabeth,  b.  ;  m.,  1710,  John  Stowell. 

HI.  Colonel  Samuel  Eells  of  Milford,  Ct.,  eldest  surviving  son 
of  the  preceding,  born  Sept.  2,  1666;  died  1753  in  Milford,  Ct. 
(Will  probated  March  20,  1753.)     He  was  prominent  in  civil  and 

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military  affairs;  was  deputy  most  of  the  time  from  1690  to  1706; 
was  elected  Assistant  May  12,  1709,  and  continued  to  be  annually 
elected  until  1740  (Palfrey's  "  History  of  New  England,"  Vol. 
IV.,  p.  601);  was  also  made  Judge  of  the  Superior  Court  at  the 
general  election  of  May,  171 1,  and  held  this  office  until  1739. 
He  became  successively  Lieutenant,  Captain,  Major,  Naval  Of- 
ficer, and  Colonel.  (See  "  Colonial  Records  of  Connecticut,"  Vol. 
VHI.,  p.  279.)  Colonel  Samuel  Eells  married  (i)  Hester  Oviatt, 
born  jMarch  20,  1665,  daughter  of  Thomas  Oviatt  of  Hartford,  Ct., 
by  whom  he  had:  (i)  Samuel,  bapt.  Nov.  6,  1698;  d.  Jan.  24,  1789, 

who  married  Deborah  ,  and  had  Sarah,  Deborah,  Samuel, 

and  Lenthall,  all  bapt.  July  19,  1730;  (2)  Esther,  bapt.  I\Iay  14, 
1699.  His  wife  died  April  27,  1700,  and  he  married  (2)  Martha 
(Whiting)  Bryan,  widow  of  Captain  Samuel  Bryan  of  Milford, 
Ct.,  and  daughter  of  the  Rev.  John  Whiting  of  Hartford,  Ct.,  by 
his  first  wife  Sibyl,  daughter  of  Edward  Collins  of  Cambridge, 
Mass.  (See  "  Bryan  Genealogy,"  p.  18,  and  manuscript  of  the 
late  N.  G.  Pond  of  Milford,  Ct.)  She  died  about  1741,  and  he 
married  (3)  Rebecca  (Wilkinson)  Baldwin,  widow  of  Samuel 
Baldwin  of  Milford,  Ct.  She  died  in  1752.  Children  by  his 
second  wife: 

1.  John,  bapt.  April   11,   1703;  m.,  Jan.   11,   1727,  Anna 

Beard,    and    removed    to    Norwich,    Ct.,    parish    of 
Canaan. 

2.  Nathaniel,  bapt.  July  22,  1705;    m.  (i)  Martha  Stow; 

m.  (2)  Alice  White. 

IV.  Nathaniel  Eells  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  baptized  July  22,  1705; 
died  Sept.  9,  1776;  married  (i),  Oct.  29,  1737,  Martha  Stow,  who 
died  1738;  married  (2),  Feb.  17,  1743,  Alice  White,  born  Feb.  25, 
1714;  died  March  5,  1792,  daughter  of  Daniel  White  and  Alice 
Cook. 

[Daniel  White  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  b.  Dec.  8,  1683;  m.  Alice 
Cook,  b.  June  3,  1681,  dau.  of  Thomas -Cook  and  Sarah  Mason. 
He  was  the  eldest  son  of  Ensign  Daniel  White  of  Aliddletown, 
Ct.  (third  son  of  Capt.  Nathaniel  White  of  Middletown,  Ct.),  b. 
Feb.  23,  1662;  d.  Dec.  18,  1739;  m.  March,  1683,  and  Susanna 
Mould,  b.  April  2,  1663;  d.  Sept.  17,  1754,  dau.  of  Hugh  Mould 
and  Martha  Coit,  both  of  New  London,  Ct.] 
Children: 

1.  Martha,  b.  Dec.  12,  1743;  d.  Feb.  19,  1821;  m.  Samuel 

Spencer. 

2.  Mary,  b.  Jan,  19,  1745;  d.  March,  1836;  m.  John  Candee. 

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3.  Nathaniel,  b.  Sept.  11,  1748;  d.  Jan.,  1815;  m.  Hulda 

White. 

4.  Daniel,  b.  Nov.  5,  1751;  d.  Aug.  i,  1752. 

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1782,  Martha  Hamlin. 
V.  Martha  Eells,  born  Dec.  12,  1743;  died  Feb.  19,  1821;  mar- 
ried, :May  23,  1771,  Samuel  Spencer  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  born 
Oct.  20,  174^1;  died  Oct.  12,  18 18,  son  of  John  Spencer,  born 
Oct.  10,  1696;  died  1757,  and  Elizabeth  Taylor,  born  1717;  died 
Jan.  31,  1807,  aged  eighty-nine  years.  They  were  married  Nov. 
4,  1 74 1.  [John  Spencer  was  the  eldest  son  of  Sam.uel  Spencer  of 
Hartford,  Ct.  (Obadiah,  Thomas),  and  Deborah  Beckley,  daugh- 
ter of  John  Beckley  of  Wethersfield,  Ct.]         Children : 

1.  Martha,  bapt.  Feb.  16,  1772;  m.,  Nov.  10,  1791,  Jehicl 

William.s,  Jr. 

2.  Hannah,  bapt.  July  31,  1774;  ni.,  Nov.  2-j,  1794,  Zebulon 

Stow,  Jr. 

3.  Lucy,  bapt.  Jan.  5,  1777;  d.  Jan.  28,  1778. 

4.  Betsy,  bapt.  Sept.  12,  1779;  m.,  Nov.  2,  1800,  Elisha 

Kirby. 

5.  Lucy,  bapt.  March  31,  1782;  m.,  Nov.  12,  1801,  Giles 

Kirby. 

6.  Mary,  bapt.  Sept.  19,  1784;  m.,  July  5,  1807,  Dr.  Titus 

Morgan. 

7.  Sally,  bapt.  I^Iay  6,  1787;  m.,  Sept.  20,   1807,  Joseph 

Morgan,  Jr.] 

105.  Caroline®  Kirby  (EIisha^  Jonathan*,  John^,  Joseph^, 
John^),  born  Aug.  9,  1801,  in  Middletown  "Upper  Houses;" 
married,  Oct.  14,  1824,  William  Williams  of  Middletown,  Ct., 
born  T"ly  4,  1797,  son  of  John  Williams  (son  of  Jehiel  Williams 
and  Anna  Edwards,  daughter  of  David  Edwards  of  Middletown 
and  Mary  Butler)  and  Jerusha  Stow,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Stow 
and  Abiah  Sage.  He  died  March  29,  1873.  Caroline  Kirby 
Williams  died  Oct.  31,  1838. 

[Jonathan  Stow,  b.  June  2j,  1719;  m.,  March  25.  1742,  Abiah 
Sage,  b.  1722,  dau.  of  John  Sage,  b.  April  28,  1696;  d.  1769  (John, 
David),  and  Mary  Hall.  He  was  the  son  of  Dea.  Samuel  Stow 
(b.  Oct.,  1681,  son  of  Thomas  Stow  and  Bethiah  Stocking),  who 
married,  Feb.  8,  1705,  Esther  Mould,  dau.  of  Hugh  Mould  of 

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New  London,  Ct.     Mr.  Williams  was,  therefore,  related  to  his 
wife  through  the  Stow,  Mould,  and  Kirby  families.] 

Children  of  William  Williams  and  Caroline  Kirby: 

i.  Martha  Spencer  Williams,  b.  May  i8,  1S27;  m.,  Sept. 
12,  1850,  Isaac  PI.  Warner  of  ^liddlctown,  Ct.  He 
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Dec.  29,  1867.  Children: 

1.  Mary   Elizabeth  Warner,  b.   Aug.  9,    185 1,   in 

Cromwell,  Ct.;  m.,  Jan.  23,  1882,  Jonathan 
Brooks  of  West  Springfield,  :Mass.  Chil- 
dren: (i)  Marion  Alice,  b.  Dec.  25,  1882; 
(2)  Ruth  Warner,  b.  Dec.  25,  1887. 

2.  Caroline  M.  Warner,  b.  Jan.  4,  1853;  d.  Jan.  i, 

1868. 

3.  Herbert  Isaac  Warner,  b.  Sept.  20,  1861 ;  d.  Jan. 

4,  1868. 
ii.  Henry  Martyn  Williams,  b.  Aug.  5,  1829;  d.  Nov.  8, 

1830. 
iii.  Henry  M.  Williams,  b.  Aug.  29,  1831;  d.  Aug.  18,  1858. 
iv.  Charles  Keyes  Williams,  b.  Nov.  19,  1833;  enlisted,  May 
22,  1861,  as  private  in  Company  A,  First  Connecti- 
cut Heavy  Artillery,  and  served  three  years  in  the 
Union  Army;  was  honorably  discharged,  :May  21, 
1864,  at  the  expiration  of  his  term  of  service.     He  is 
married,  and  lives  in  Middletown,  Ct. 
V.  Mary  Elizabeth  Williams,  b.  Dec.  17,  1835;  d.  March 
12,  1849. 
110.     vi.  John  Keyes  W^illiams,  b.  Sept.   18,   1837;  m.  Abigail 
White. 

110.  John  Keyes^  Williams  (Caroline  Kirby«,  Elisha=,  Jona- 
than*, John^),  born  Sept.  18,  1837;  married,  Oct.  3,  1864,  Abigail 
White  of  Portland,  Ct.  He  enlisted  as  a  volunteer  in  Company 
B,  Twenty-second  Regiment  Connecticut  Volunteers;  was  pro- 
moted to  First  Lieutenant  and  afterward  to  Captain  of  Company 
H,  Twenty-second  Regiment  Connecticut  Volunteers,  and  was 
honorably  discharged  July  7,  1863;  participated  in  the  siege  of 
Suftolk,  Va.,  and  in  Blackberry  Raid.  He  was  City  Clerk  of 
Hartford,  1864-66;  Captain  of  Battery  D  of  the  Connecticut 
National  Guard,  1863-69;  Adjutant  of  the  First  Regiment  Con- 
necticut National  Guard,  1879-84.  He  is  now  a  druggist  in  Hart- 
ford, Ct.         Children: 


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i.  Clara  Louise  Williams,  b.  Oct.  21,  1866. 
ii.  Henry  White  Williams,  b.  Aug.  i,  1868. 

106.  William®  Kirby  (Elisha^,  Jonathan*,  John',  Joseph^, 
John^),  born  July  2,  1805,  in  jNliddletown  "Upper  Houses;" 
entered  Yale  College  1823,  and  graduated  1827,  with  one  of  the 
highest  honors  of  his  class.  In  1828  he  entered  upon  his  theo- 
logical studies  in  the  Divinity  School  at  Yale.  The  same  year, 
in  December,  a  band  of  theological  students  was  formed  for  the 
purpose  of  going  to  Illinois  to  preach  the  Gospel  and  found  an 
institution  of  learning  in  that  State.  "  The  individuals  who  first 
gave  in  their  names  were  Mason  Grosvenor,  Thcron  Baldwin, 
J.  M.  Sturtevant,  Elisha  Jenny,  William  Kirby,  John  F.  Brooks 
and  Asa  Turner.  These,  with  five  others,  formed  the  '  Illinois 
Association,'  or  Illinois  Band,  as  it  afterward  came  to  be  called. 
The  Rev.  J.  M.  Ellis  was  at  that  time  trying  to  plant  an  institu- 
tion of  learning  in  Jacksonville,  111.,  and  correspondence  with 
him  led  them  to  unite  their  efforts  with  his.  The  result  was 
Illinois  College."     ("  Asa  Turner  and  His  Times,"  p.  60.) 

Having  completed  his  theological  studies,  he  was  ordained 
March  22,  1831,  in  Guilford,  Ct.,  and  immediately  proceeded  to 
Jacksonville,  111.,  where  he  entered  temporarily  upon  the  work  of 
teaching  in  Illinois  College.  In  this  situation  he  continued  two 
years,  during  which  time  his  constitution  experienced,  from  the 
constant  confinement  and  exhausting  labors  of  the  school-room, 
and  from  obstinate  and  protracted  attacks  of  intermittent  fever, 
a  shock  from  which  it  never  entirely  recovered.  The  state  of  his 
health,  as  well  as  his  constantly  cherished  intention  of  preaching 
the  Gospel,  led  him  to  seek  the  work  of  the  ministry. 

In  the  spring  of  1833  he  commenced  his  labors  as  a  preacher 
and  pastor  with  a  Presbyterian  Church  at  Union  Grove,  Putnam 
County,  111.  The  elements  of  discord  between  the  Old  School 
and  the  New  School  parties,  which  at  that  time  were  rife  every- 
where in  the  Presbyterian  churches,  were  active  in  the  church  at 
Union  Grove,  and  at  the  end  of  a  year  he  sought  another  field 
of  labor  at  Elackstone's  Grove,  Will  County,  111.  "  Here  Mr. 
Kirby  and  his  family  had  an  experience  of  the  hardships  of 
frontier  missionary  life,  such  as  has  fallen  to  the  lot  of  few  even 
of  the  pioneers  in  the  Home  ^Missionary  enterprise.  His  people 
were  a  community  of  farmers,  the  most  prosperous  of  whom 
had  hardly  been  a  year  and  a  half  upon  their  farms.  To  supply 
a  family  regularly  with  such  a  necessity  as  wheat  flour  was  out  of 

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the  question.  A  bushel  of  corn  meal  made  a  family  feel  rich. 
Mr.  Kirby  had  the  privilege  of  buying  corn,  at  a  distance  of  eight 
miles  from  his  residence,  for  $1.50  a  bushel,  provided  he  would 
be  at  the  trouble  of  shelling  it  for  himself.  In  the  circumstances 
it  was  considered  a  privilege  to  be  thus  supplied.  He  might  then 
carry  his  corn  eight  miles  in  another  direction  to  mill.  Unable 
to  get  it  ground  on  the  day  on  which  he  carried  it,  he  might  re- 
turn to  his  home,  eight  miles  distant,  and  go  again  a  journey  of 
eight  miles  and  back  for  his  meal,  and  when  he  reached  home 
rejoice  with  his  fam.ily  in  the  possession  of  so  rich  a  treasure. 
His  nearest  post  office  was  Chicago,  at  a  distance  of  twenty-eight 
miles."  (From  the  published  "  Sermon  Commemorative  of  the 
Life  and  Labors  of  the  Rev.  William  Kirby,"  by  J.  M.  Sturte- 
vant,  D.D.) 

The  Rev.  Flavel  Bascom  of  Illinois  related  to  the  compiler  the 
following  account  of  some  of  the  difficulties  attending  the  lot  of 
Mrs.  Kirby  while  a  home  missionary's  wife  at  Elackstone  Grove: 
"  In  1834  I  removed  to  Illinois  with  my  young  wife,  and  visiied 
Mr.  Kirby  to  consult  with  him  as  to  the  place  where  I  had  better 
begin  my  missionary  work.  I  found  him  living  in  a  little  cabin 
at  Blackstone's  Grove.  We  were  cordially  welcomed  by  ]\Ir.  and 
Mrs.  Kirby,  and  the  latter  began  to  prepare  dinner  for  us.  I 
remember  that  she  made  some  biscuits  and  set  them  to  bake  in 
a  Dutch  oven  before  a  rude  fireplace  built  in  the  open  air.  The 
pigs,  which  were  running  wild,  ran  against  the  oven  and  scat- 
tered the  half-baked  biscuits  over  the  prairie.  Mrs.  Kirby  with 
admirable  good  nature  rolled  out  another  batch  of  biscuits,  and 
late  in  the  afternoon  we  sat  down  to  an  acceptable  dinner." 

After  enduring  these  hardships  and  labors  for  about  a  year 
and  a  half,  Mr.  Kirby,  who  was  a  trustee  of  Illinois  College  and 
deeply  interested  in  its  welfare,  sought  a  field  of  labor  nearer 
Jacksonville,  111.,  and  became  pastor  of  the  church  at  Mendon, 
III.,  in  May,  1836.  The  month  previous  to  his  settlement  at 
Mendon,  in  company  with  the  Rev.  Asa  Turner  of  Ouincy,  111., 
he  visited  the  "  Black  Hav.k  purchase,"  as  the  eastern  part  of  the 
present  State  of  Iowa  was  then  called.  They  crossed  the  ^^lissis- 
sippi  at  Warsaw,  111.,  and  proceeded  up  the  river  as  far  as  Daven- 
port. "  On  the  journey  of  discovery  Mr.  Kirby  preached  at 
Farmington,  or  Burlington,  the  first  Congregational  sermon  in 
Iowa."  They  recrossed  the  Mississippi  at  Davenport,  and  pro- 
ceeded dovxu  the  east  side  of  the  river.  In  a  letter  the  Rev.  Mr. 
Turner  relates  their  subsequent  journey  as  follows:    "  I  crossed 

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the  river  and  made  my  way  down  the  East  side,  forded  the  wider 
part  of  Rock  River,  and  as  the  water  was  deep  got  quite  wet. 
The  sun  was  just  going  down  as  I  got  to  the  South  bank.  There 
was  a  house  nine  miles  below  which  I  hoped  to  find,  and  with  it 
supper  and  bed,  but  missed  my  way — took  the  dragoon  trace, 
with  the  moon  as  my  guide,  keeping  the  right  hand  of  this  and 
struck  the  timber  in  the  morning  opposite  the  mouth  of  the  Iowa 
River  forty  miles  from  my  fording  place.  The  log  cabin  we 
found  in  the  timber  was  about  twelve  feet  square.  There  were 
sixteen  in  it  already,  but  a  log  cabin  in  those  days  was  never  full. 
The  woman  had  three  in  her  bed,  and  two  in  a  bed  supported  by 
sticks  driven  into  augur  holes  in  the  wall.  She  got  up  and  took 
one  child  off  the  floor  to  her  bed  and  the  other  to  the  patent  bed- 
stead, to  make  room  for  brother  Kirby  and  myself  to  lie  on  the 
floor.  Brother  Kirby  went  down  on  the  Illinois  side."  ("  Asa 
Turner  and  His  Times,"  pp.  170,  171.) 

Mr.  Kirby  was  a  delegate  to  the  first  Anti-Slavery  Convention 
held  in  Illinois,  which  assembled  at  Upper  Alton,  Oct.  26,  1837, 
only  a  few  days  before  the  murder  of  the  Rev.  E.  P.  Lovejoy, 
and  took  a  prominent  part  in  its  proceedings.  He  was  chairman 
of  the  comimittee  on  resolutions,  and  a  member  of  the  committee 
that  drew  up  the  Constitution  of  the  State  Anti-Slavery  Society, 
which  was  formed  at  this  convention. 

Intimately  associated  with  Mr.  Turner  in  the  beginning  of 
Congregationalism  in  Iowa,  Mr.  Kirby  continued  to  take  a  lively 
interest  in  the  new  Congregational  churches  in  that  Territory. 
When,  in  1840,  a  convention  was  held  in  Denmark,  la.,  to  or- 
ganize an  "  Association  of  Congregational  Churches  in  and  for 
the  Territory  of  Iowa,"  he  was  one  of  the  three  ministers  who 
came  as  delegates  from  Illinois  to  assist  in  the  organization  of 
the  new  Association.  In  1845  he  resigned  his  charge  at  Mendon, 
111.,  and  entered  upon  the  general  agency  of  the  American  Home 
Missionary  Society,  at  first  for  the  whole  State,  and  subsequently 
for  the  central  and  southern  portions  of  Illinois.  In  this  agency 
he  spent  the  remainder  of  his  life,  and  in  the  midst  of  its  active 
and  laborious  duties  he  died.  He  died  of  pneumonia,  Dec.  20, 
1 85 1,  at  Winchester,  111. 

Rev.  William  Kirby  married,  Nov.  28,  1832,  at  Jacksonville, 
111.,  Hannah  McClure  Wolcott,  born  June  7,  18 11.  at  East  Wind- 
sor, Ct.,  daughter  of  Elihu  Wolcott  and  Rachel  McClure.  Han- 
nah Wolcott  Kirby  died  Aug.  31,  1858,  in  Jacksonville,  111. 
Children : 

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111.  i.  Edward  Payson  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  28,  1833;  m.  Julia  S. 

Duncan. 

112.  ii.  William  Arthur  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  6,  1837;  m.  Arabella 

Clement. 

113.  iii.  Frances  Caroline  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  25,  1840;  m.  James 

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E.  Ross. 
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Dwight. 
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1849. 
vii.  Elizabeth  Pomeroy  Kirby,  b.  April  i,  1850;  graduated 

from  Vassar   College,    1872;  teacher   in   Brookline, 

Mass.,   1873-81;  instructor  in  Miss  Annie  Brown's 

School    for    Girls,    New    York    City,    1881-93;    not 

married. 

[Wolcott  Lineage: 

I.  Henry  Wolcott  of  Windsor,  Ct,  baptized  Dec.  6,  1578,  was 
the  second  son  of  John  Wolcott  of  Tolland,  Co.  Somerset,  Eng- 
land. He  came  with  the  Rev.  John  Warham  in  the  Mary  and 
John,  1630;  was  one  of  the  founders  of  Windsor,  Ct,  and  is  the 
first  officer  named  in  the  records  of  Connecticut.     "  April  26, 

1636,  Henry  Wolcott,  Constable  "  (Connecticut  Colonial  Records, 
Book  I.,  p.  i).    He  was  a  member  of  the  first  General  Assembly, 

1637,  and  in  1643  was  elected  to  the  House  of  Magistrates,  and 
continued  to  be  annually  re-elected  until  his  death.  ("  Connecticut 
Colonial  Records,"  Book  L,  p.  103,  etc.)  He  died  May  30,  1655, 
in  Windsor,  Ct.  He  married,  Jan.  10,  1606,  Elizabeth  Saunders, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Saunders  of  Lyard,  Saint  Lawrence  Co.. 
Somerset,  England,  who  died  July,  1655,  aged  seventy-three  years. 

H.  Simon  Wolcott  of  Windsor,  Ct.,  youngest  son  of  the  pre- 
ceding, born  1625;  died  Sept.  11,  1687;  married  (i),  1656,  Joanna 
Cooke,  who  died  the  following  year,  April,  1657.  He  married 
(2),  Oct.  17,  1661,  Martha  Pitkin,  sister  of  the  Hon.  William 
Pitkin  of  East  Hartford,  and  daughter  of  Roger  Pitkin  of  Nor- 
wich, England.  His  widow  married  (2)  Hon.  Daniel  Clark  of 
Windsor,  Ct.,  and  died  Oct.  13,  1719. 

HL  Lieut.  Henry  Wolcott  |  HL  Governor  Roger  Wol- 
of  East  Windsor,  Ct.,  second  cott  of  Windsor.  Ct.,  youngest 
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1670;  died  Nov.  17,  1747;  mar- 
ried (i),  April  I,  1696,  Jane 
Allyn,  who  died  April  11,  1702; 
married  (2)  Rachel  Talcott, 
born  April  2,  1676;  died  Jan. 
8,  1726,  widow  of  Peter  Bulke- 
ley,  who  was  lost  at  sea  about 
Nov.  22,  1 70 1.  (See  will  of 
Rev.  Gershom  Bulkeley,  which 
mentions  "  my  dau-in-law  Ra- 
chel Wolcott  "  :  "  Bulkeley 
Genealogy,"  p.  83.)  She  was 
jdaughter  of  Captain  Samuel 
Talcott  of  Wethersfield,  Ct., 
and  Hannah  Holyoke,  daugh- 
ter of  Captain  Elizur  Holyoke 
of  Springfield,  Mass.,  and  Mary 
Pynchon,  daughter  of  Hon. 
William  Pynchon. 

IV.  Captain  Gideon  Wolcott, 
son  of  Henry  Wolcott,  by  wife 
Rachel,  born  1712;  died  Jan.  5, 
1761;  married  (i)  Abigail 
Mather;  married  (2)  Naomi 
Olmstead,  born  March  i,  1721; 
died  Nov.  7,  1775,  daughter  of 
Dea.  Joseph  Olmstead  of  East 
Hartford,  Ct.  (Joseph,  Nicho- 
las, James),  and  Hannah 
Marsh,  daughter  of  John  Marsh 
and  granddaughter  of  John 
Marsh  and  Anne  Webster,  the 
daughter  of  Governor  John 
Webster  of  Connecticut.  ("John 
Marsh  of  Hartford  and  His 
Descendants,"  pp.  13,  20,  25.) 
He  commanded  one  of  the 
companies  in  the  French  and 
Indian  War.  ("  Wolcott  Me- 
morial," p.  131.) 

V.  Samuel  Wolcott  of  Fast 


I  Jan.   28,    1679;   died   May    17, 

I  1767;     Deputy     Governor     of 

I  Connecticut,  1741-50,  and  Gov- 

,  ernor,  1750-54  (Palfrey's  "  His- 

!  tory   of    New    England,"   Vol. 

j  IV.,  p.  384);  married,  Dec.  3, 

j  1702,  Sarah  Drake,  born  ]May 

!  10,   16S6;  died   1747,  daughter 

j  of    Lieutenant    Job    Drake    of 

'  Windsor,    Ct.,    and    Elizabeth 

I  Clark,     daughter     of     Captain 

i  Daniel    Clark;    granddaughter 

:  of  Job  Drake  and  Mary  Wol- 

;  cott,    daughter   of   Mr.    Henry 

j  Vv'olcott,     Sr. ;      great  -  grand- 

;  daughter    of    John    Drake    of 

;  Windsor,     Ct.      (See     English 

i  and  Norman  Ancestry  of  John 

i  Drake  of  Windsor,  Ct.) 
1       IV.  General     Erastus    Wol- 

I  cott   of   Windsor,    Ct.,   son   of 

i  Governor  Roger,  born  Sept.  21, 

I  1723;  died  Sept.  14,  1793;  mar- 

[  ried,  Feb.  10,  1746,  his  cousin, 

I  Jerusha  Wolcott,  born  Jan.  18, 

i  1719;  died  June  2,  1789,  daugh- 

I  ter  of  John  Wolcott  the  son  of 

:  John  Wolcott  (Henry,  Henry) 

i  and  Mary  Chester,  daughter  of 

I  Captain     John     Chester     and 

:  Sarah  Welles,  the  daughter  of 

;  Governor  Thos.  Welles  of  Con- 

I  necticut.     He  was   Colonel   of 

I  the      Nineteenth      Connecticut 

'  Militia,  1775-76  ("  Connecticut 

,  Colonial   Records,"  Vol.   XV., 
p.  2),  and  Brigadier-General  of 

:  the    Connecticut    Militia    from 

'  Dec,  1776,  to  Jan.,  1781.     (F. 

j  B.  Heitman's  "  Historical  Reg- 
ister," p.  442.) 
I       V.  Jerusha  Wolcott,  daugh- 


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Windsor,   Ct.,   son   of  Captain  j  ter  of  General  Erastus  Wolcott, 
Gideon   by   wife   Naomi,   born  I  born  Nov.  29,  1755;  died  June 
April    4,    1751;    died    June    7,      7,  1813;  married,  Dec.  29,  1774, 
1813;  married,  Dec.  29,  1774,     her  cousin,  Samuel  Wolcott, 
his  cousin,  Jerusha  Wolcott.       | 

VI.  Elihu  Wolcott  of  Jacksonville,  111.,  son  of  Samuel  and 
Jerusha  Wolcott,  born  Feb.  12,  1784,  in  East  Windsor,  Ct. ;  died 
Dec.  2,  185S,  in  Jacksonville,  111.;  married  (i),  Nov.  27,  1S06, 
Rachel  McClure,  born  Oct.  29,  1783;  died  April  2,  1822,  daughter' 
of  Rev.  David  IMcClure,  D.D.,  of  East  Windsor;  married  (2), 
May  13,  1823,  Juliana  Wolcott,  daughter  of  Erastus  Wolcott, 
Jr.;  married  (3),  Sept.  17,  1835,  Sarah  C.  Crocker,  daughter  of 
Dea.  John  Crocker  of  Derry,  N.  H. 

VII.  Hannah  McClure  Wolcott,  second  daughter  of  Elihu 
Wolcott  and  Rachel  McClure,  born  June  7,  181 1,  in  East  Wind- 
sor, Ct.;  married,  Nov.  28,  1832,  Rev.  William  Kirby.] 

111.  Edward  Payson^  Kirby  (William^,  Elisha%  Jonathan*, 
John^,  Joseph-,  John^),  born  Oct.  28,  1833,  at  Blackstone's  Grove, 
Will  County,  III,  in,  or  near,  the  town  of  Hadley,  111.;  graduated 
from  Illinois  College,  1854;  principal  of  the  Jacksonville  High 
School,  1854-62;  admitted  to  the  bar,  1862;  Judge  of  Morgan 
County,  111.,  1873-82;  member  of  the  Thirty-eighth  Illinois  Legis- 
lature, 1890-92,  and  is  now  practising  law  in  Jacksonville,  111. 
He  married,  Oct.  28,  1862,  Julia  Smith  Duncan,  born  May  28, 
1837,  in  Jacksonville,  111.,  daughter  of  the  Hon.  Joseph  Duncan, 
fifth  Governor  of  the  State  of  Illinois  (born  Feb.  22,  1794.  in 
Paris,  Ky.,  son  of  Ivlajor  Joseph  Duncan  and  Ann  McLaughlin, 
daughter  of  Robert  McLaughlin  and  Masea  King),  and  Elizabeth 
Caldwell  Smith,  daughter  of  James  R.  Smith  of  New  York  City 
and  Hannah  Caldwell,  daughter  of  Rev.  James  Caldwell,  the  revo- 
lutionary chaplain  and  patriot  of  Elizabeth,  N.  J.  Having  no 
children,  Mrs.  Kirby  devoted  herself,  so  far  as  they  came  v/ithin 
her  sphere,  to  the  varied  interests  of  her  native  city.  Sprung  from 
an  ancestry  distinguished  for  their  patriotism,  it  was  natural  that 
she  should  also  become  deeply  interested  in  the  patriotic  societies 
which  have  lately  been  founded  to  further  the  love  of  our  country. 
She  was  a  member  of  the  Colonial  Dames  resident  in  Illinois,  and 
one  of  the  Vice-Presidents  of  that  order;  a  member  also  of  the 
United  States  Daughters  of  1812,  in  which  she  took  a  special 
interest  on  account  of  the  memory  of  her  father,  who  participated, 
as  Ensign,  in  the  heroic  defence  of  Fort  Stephenson,  1813.     She 

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was  also  an  enthusiastic  member  of  the  Daughters  of  the  Ameri- 
can Revolution,  and  it  was  through  her  ettorts  that  "  The  Rev. 
Jam.es  Caldwell  "  Chapter  of  this  society  was  organized  in  Jack- 
sonville, 111.,  of  which  chapter,  at  the  time  of  her  death,  she  was 
Regent. 

Mrs.  Julia  Duncan  Kirby  died  July  5,  1896,  in  Jacksonville, 
111.,  in  the  house  in  which  she  was  born,  greatly  lamented  by  a 
wide  circle  of  friends.  With  unatTected  sympathy  for  every  class 
of  people,  with  generous  words  and  willing  hands  to  befriend  all 
who  needed  help,  she  so  identified  herself  with  the  interests,  the 
institutions,  the  very  life  of  the  city  in  which  she  had  ahvays  lived, 
that  her  death  seemed  like  a  personal  loss  to  the  v/hole  com- 
munity. This  sad  event  called  forth  unusual  expressions  of  grief, 
and  messages  of  sympathy  from,  distant  places,  wliich  liave  been 
collected  and  published. 

Judge  Edv.ard  P.  Kirby  married  (2).  Oct.  20,  189S,  in  Jack- 
sonville, III.,  Lucinda  Gallaher,  born  May  17,  1855,  in  Morgan 
County,  111.,  daughter  of  tlie  Rev.  William  Green  Gallah.er  of 
Jacksonville,  11!.,  and  Sarah  Kautz. 

112.  William  Arthur'  Kirby  (Wil!iam.^  Elisha^  Jonathan*, 
John^,  Joseph-,  John^)  of  Jacksonville,  11!.;  born  Aug.  6,  1837,  in 
Mendon,  111.  Ke  was  a  student  in  Illinois  College,  but  did  not 
complete  his  course  of  studies.  Upon  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil 
V/ar  he  enlisted  as  a  private,  April  16,  1S61,  in  Company  B,  Tenth 
Illinois  Volunteers,  and  was  the  first  one  to  volunteer  in  Morgan 
County;  w^as  promoted,  Oct.  i,  1861,  to  First  Sergeant  of  Comi- 
pany  G,  First  Missouri  Cavalry;  Dec.  17,  1S63,  was  ccmimissioned 
Second  Lieutenant,  Com^pany  A,  Sixth  }^Iissouri  \^olunteers,  and 
Feb.  18,  1864,  v/as  commissioned  Captain  of  the  same  Company. 
He  took  part  in  the  battle  of  Pea  Ridge,  Mo.,  and  v/as  in  several 
other  engagements.  As  senior  Captain,  he  comm.anded  his  regi- 
ment for  six  months  before  the  mustering  out,  and  as  such  led 
his  regiment  into  the  Indian  Territory,  in  June,  1865,  to  partici- 
pate in  th.e  surrender  of  General  E.  Kirby  Smith.  A.t  this  time 
he  took  possession  of  the  arsenal  at  Shreveport,  La.,  v.'ith  125 
pieces  of  cannon  and  1,000,000  rounds  of  ammunition.  He  v.as 
honorably  discharg^ed  Sept.  12,  1865,  having  served  continuously 
for  a  period  of  four  years  and  five  m.onths.  After  the  v/ar  he 
settled  at  South  Pass,  111.,  and  engaged  for  som.e  time  in  fruit 
raising,  but  aftcrv.-ard  returned  to  Jacksonville,  where  for  several 
years  he  was  Town  Clerk.    He  is  now  living  in  Jacksonville,  111. 

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Captain  W.  A.  Kirby  married,  Sept.  lo,  1867,  Arabella  Clement, 
born  March  23,  1842,  at  Port  ilills,  Vt.,  daughter  of  the  Rev. 
Joshua  Clement  and  Eliza  Harvey.         Children: 

i.  Clement  Rufus  Kirby,  b.  July  i,  1868,  in  South  Pass,  111.; 

graduated  from  Illinois  College  1892.    He  enlisted,  April, 

1898,  in  the  Fifth  Regiment  Illinois  Volunteers    for  the 

present  war  with  Spain,  and  was  in  Porto  Rico  under 

Gen.  Miles. 

ii    Henry  Wolcott  Kirby.  b.  Oct.  8,  1S72,  in  South  Pass,  111. 

iii.  Marian  Kirby,  b.  Oct'.  8,  1876,  in  South  Pass,  111. 

iv.  William  Joshua  Kirby,  b.  July  27,  1883,  m  Jacksonville,  111. 

[Clement  Lineage:  _     ,      ,  . 

I.  Robert  Clement  of  Haverhill,  Mass.,  came  from  England  m 
1642,  with  wife  and  four  children,  and  settled  first  in  Salisbury, 
Mass.,  and  afterward  in  Haverhill.  His  youngest  daughter  re- 
mained in  Coventrv,  England,  until  about  1652,  when  she  came 
to  Haverhill.  He  was  the  f^rst  deputy  for  Haverhill  to  the  Gen- 
eral Court,  1647,  and  was  deputy  every  year  until  1654  ("  Massa- 
chusetts Records,"  Vol.  HI.,  pp.  105,  122,  147,  183,  220,  259),  and 
was  one  of  the  justices  of  Essex  County.  He  died  in  Haverhill, 
Sept.  29,  1658.    Eight  children. 

IT.  Robert  Clement  of  Haverhill,  born,  about  1629,  in  England, 
married,  Dec.  8,  1652,  Elizabeth  Fawn  (or  Fane),  daughter  of 
John  and  Elizabeth  Fawn.  She  died  March  27,  171 5.  They  had 
eleven  children. 

III.  Robert  Clement  of  Dracut,  Mass.,  born  March  29,  1665; 
died  Sept.  3,  1741,  at  Dracut;  married,  Dec.  18,  1690,  at  Great 
Island,  Deliverance  Odiorne,  who  died  Sept.  3,  1741. 

IV.  Nathaniel  Clement  of  Dracut,  born  Jan.  14,  1697;  died 
after  1787;  married  Ellen  Colburn,  daughter  of  Daniel. 

V.  Nathaniel  Clement  of  liopkinton,  N.  H.,  born  1726;  mar- 
ried Mrs.  Mary  Hill  Adams. 

VI.  Benjam'in  bloody  Clement  of  Hopkinton,  N.  H.,  born 
Sept.  9,  1763;  died  March  17,  1842,  at  New  London,  N.  H.;  mar- 
ried, Sept.  II,  1791,  at  Hopkinton,  Rachel  Herrick,  born  Feb.  10, 
1772,  at  Manchester,  N.  H. ;  died  at  New  London,  N.  H.  He  was 
a  Revolutionary  soldier.  (See  "  State  Papers,  New  Hampshire,  by 
Hammond,"  Vol.  IV.,  p.  430.) 

VII.  Rev.  Joshua  Clement  of  Port  IMills,  Vt.,  born  May  22, 
1803,  at  Hopkinton,  N.  FI.;  died  June  29,  1883,  in  Boston,  Mass.; 
married  Eliza  Harvey,  born  Jan.  2,  1802,  in  New  London,  N.  H., 

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daughter  of  Levi  Harvey  and  Polly  Adams.  She  died  April  4, 
1867,  at  Port  Mills,  Vt.  She  was  a  cousin  of  Governor  Matthew 
Harvey  of  New  Hampshire, 

MH.  Arabella  Clement,  born  March  23,  1842;  married,  Sept. 
ID,  1867,  Captain  William  A.  Kirby  of  Jacksonville,  111.] 

113.  Frances  Caroline"  Kirby  (\Villiam°,  Elisha^,  Jonathan*, 
John^  Joseph-,  John^),  born  Jan.  25,  1840,  in  ^.lendon,  111.;  mar- 
ried, Aug.  I,  1861,  Rev.  James  McLaughlin,  born  Oct.  25,  1829, 
near  Hudson,  X.  Y.,  son  of  Hugh  ]\IcLaughlin  and  Margaret 
Forhis.  When  thirteen  years  of  age  James  ^^IcLaughlin  went  to 
sea  as  a  cabin  boy,  and  rose  to  be  mate  of  a  vessel.  When  twenty 
years  of  age,  having  formed  the  purpose  to  enter  the  ministry, 
he  abandoned  the  sea  and  followed  a  friend  to  Carlinville,  111'., 
where  he  taught  school  while  preparing  himself  to  enter  Illinois 
College.  During  his  college  course  he  supported  himself  bv  em- 
ployment as  clerk  in  the  banking  house  of  3»Iarshall  Ayres  &  Co. 
of  Jacksonville,  111.  He  graduated  from  Illinois  College  in  1S57, 
and  from  L^nion  Theological  Seminary  in  1861.  The  same  year 
he  was  ordained,  by  the  Presbyterian  Church,  a  missionary  to 
California.  He  labored  at  Red  Bluff,  Cal.,  1861-68,  and  at  Gil- 
roy,  Cal.,  1868-70.  He  died  Aug.  17,  1870,  in  Gilroy,  Cal. 
Frances  Kirby  McLaughlin  returned  in  1870  to  Jacksonville,  111., 
where  she  now  resides. 

[Hugh  McLaughlin  of  Croaghmere  and  Margaret  Forbis  of 
Tobarkeagh,  both  in  the  parish  of  Ballintoy,  Co.  Antrim,  Ire- 
land, were  married  in  the  parish  church  of  Ballintoy  in  181 1 
(marriage  license  dated  June  27,  181 1).  They  came  to  Am.erica 
in  1816,  and  settled  near  Hudson,  N.  Y.  He  died  in  1833,  and 
Margaret,  his  widow,  in  1865.    They  had  three  sons: 

1.  Daniel,  b.  1817;  d.  1882;  m.,  1842,  Margaret  E.  Lasher, 

who   died    1872.  Qiildren:    James    P.,    b.    1S43; 

Lizzie  M.,  b.   1844;  Walter  D.,  b.   1847;  ^I^ry  F., 
b.  1849;  Martha  J.,  b.  1852;  Annie,  b.  1857. 

2.  Walter  C,  b.  1823;  d.  1894;  married,  and  had  five  chil- 

dren,    A  son,  E.  W.  McLaughlin,  is  now  living  in 
Rochester,  N.  Y. 

3.  James,  b.  Oct.  25,  1829;  d.  Aug.  17,  1870;  m.  Frances 

C.  Kirby.] 
Children  of  James  McLaughlin  and  Frances  C.  Kirby: 
i.  William  Kirby  McLaughlin,  b.  June  10,  1862,  in  Red 
BIufT,  Cal.;  graduated  from  Illinois  College  in  1884, 


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and  from  the  Chicago  Medical  College.     He  is  a 
f  physician,  and  is  now  practising  his  profession  in 

Jacksonville,  111.  He  married,  Jan.  3,  1891,  in  Dele- 
van,  Wis.,  Kate  Sturtevant,  b.  Jan.  8,  1866,  dau.  of 
Zebinah  Bartlett  Sturtevant  and  Jane  Ann  Storey. 
Children  born  in  Jacksonville,  111.: 

1.  Ruth  Kirby  .McLaughlin,  b.  Nov.  3,  1891. 

2.  Edward  Kirby  ^IcLaughlin,  b.  July  28,  1893. 

3.  Frances  Jane  McLaughlin,  b.  Dec.  23,  1S96;  d. 

May  13,  1897. 
116.  ii.  Bessie  McLaughlin,  b.  Jan.  13,  1S64,  in  Red  Bluff,  Cal.; 
m.  Dr.  Carl  Ellsworth  Black, 
iii.  Harrv  James  I^IcLaughlin,  b.  June  15,  1865,  in  Red 
Bluff,  Cal.;  was  a  student  in  Illinois  College,  Jack- 
sonville, 111.,  1885-87;  m.,  May  7,  1S90,  at  Hastings, 
Neb.,  Caroline  Eliza  Brown,  b.  July  13,  1867,  in  Mor- 
gan County,  111.,  dau.  of  Robert  Brown  and  Anna 
Barrows  of  Hastings,  Neb.  (Robert  Brown  was  the 
son  of  Bedford  Brown  of  ^lorgan  County,  111,  and 
Caroline  Springer,  sister  of  Reuben  Springer  of  Cin- 
cinnati, O.)  Harry  J.  McLaughlin  is  now  living  in 
Doniphan,  Neb.         Children: 

1.  Robert  Brown  McLaughlin,  b.  March  23,  1893, 

in  Hastings,  Neb. 

2.  Rollin  Kirby  IMcLaughlin,  b.  Dec.  22,  1895,  in 

Doniphan,  Neb. 

3.  Gertrude    IMcLaughlin,    b.    Jan.    26,    1898,    in 

Doniphan,  Neb. 
iv.  Frank  Wolcott  McLaughlin,  b.  Jan.  17,  1867,  in  Red 
Bluff;  Cal. ;  m.,  April  30,  1892,  at  Bladen,  Neb.,  Bessie 
Wright,  b.  Sept.  16,  1869,  dau.  of  Thomas  and  Pa- 
tience Wright.  She  died  March  12,  1893,  leaving 
one  child: 

I.  Harry  Wright  McLaughlin,  b.  Feb.  25,  1893. 
V.  Helen  Margaret  McLaughlin,  b.  Oct.  21,  1869,  in  Gil- 
roy,  Cal;  d.  March  i,  1872,  in  Jacksonville,  111. 

116.  Bessie^  T^IcLaughlin  (Frances  Kirby^  William®,  Elisha^ 
Jonathan*,  John',  Joseph^  John'),  born  Jan.  13,  1864,  in  Red 
Bluff,  Cal.;  married,  June  8,  1889,  in  Jacksonville,  III.  Dr.  Carl 
Ellsv/orth  Black,  born  July  4,  1862,  in  Winchester,  III,  son  of 
Dr.  Green  V.  Black  and  Jennie  Cohcnour.     Dr.  Carl  E.  Black 

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is  a  graduate  of  Illinois  College  and  of  the  Chicago  IMedical  Col- 
lege, and  completed  his  medical  studies  at  Vienna,  Austria.     He 
is  a  member  of  the  Mississippi  Valley  Medical  Association  and  of 
the  American  Medical  Association;   and   is   now   practising  his 
profession  in  Jacksonville,  111.         Children  born  in  Jacksonville: 
i.  Kirby  Vaughn  Black,  b.  June  3,  1890. 
ii.  CarlEllsworth  Black,  b.  May  8,  1893. 
iii.  Helen  Margaret  Black,  b.  Dec.  18,  1894. 
iv.  Dorothy  Lav.rence  Black,  b.  Aug.  25,  1896. 

[Black  Lineage: 

I.  Captain  William  Black  of  Rockingham  County,  N.  C.  He 
was  a  Captain  of  Militia  in  the  days  immediately  preceding  the 
War  of  the  Revolution,  and  was  one  of  the  first  officers  v.'ho 
refused  to  take  the  oath  of  allegiance  to  the  British  crown.  The 
family  name  of  his  wife  was  Beard. 

IL  Thomas  Gillespie  Black,  born  Jan.,  1772,  in  Rockingham 
County,  N.  C. ;  died  Nov.  1823,  in  Milledgeville,  Ga.;  married 
Mary  Callahan,  born  March  4,  1774;  died  March  20,  1853,  in 
Scott  County,  111. 

III.  William  Black,  born  1796,  in  Milledgeville,  Ga.;  died  Feb. 
24,  1885,  in  \'irginia.  111.;  married  Mary  S.  Vaughn,  born  Nov.  i, 
1S03,  near  Paris,  Tenn.;  died  Jan.  29,  1881,  in  Cass  County,  111.; 
daughter  of  Dixon  and  Susanna  Vaughn. 

IV.  Dr.  Green  Vardamon  Black,  M.D.,  LL.D.,  bom  Aug.  3, 
1836,  in  Scott  County,  111.;  married  Jane  Likely  Coughennov.-er, 
born  March  31,  1836,  in  Griggsville,  111.;  died  Aug.  26,  1863,  in 
Cass  County,  111.;  daughter  of  Henry  Coughennower  and  Agnes 
Likely.  Dr.  Green  V.  Black  is  widely  known  as  an  authority  on 
dental  surgery.  He  is  the  author  of  four  works  on  dentistry;  has 
been  president  of  the  American  Dental  Association,  and  is  now 
Dean  of  the  dental  department  of  the  Northwestern  University. 
Chicago,  111.  This  university,  in  1898,  conferred  upon  him  the 
degree  of  LL.D.  (Henry  Coughennower,  b.  Dec.  24,  1805,  in 
Lancaster,  Pa.;  d.  Aug.  20,  1859,  in  Clayton,  111.;  was  the  son  of 
John  Coughennower,  b.  Aug.  25,  1784,  in  Lancaster,  Pa.;  d.  Jan. 
14,  1869,  in  Brown  County,  111.,  and  Dorothy  Lawrence,  b.  1784,  in 
Lancaster,  Pa.;  d.  1859,  in  Pike  County,  111.  Agnes  Likely,  b.  Aug. 
30,  1806,  in  Huntington  County,  Pa.;  d.  Feb.  26,  1889,  in  Clayton, 
111.,  was  the  daughter  of  William  Likely,  who  came  from  Ireland, 
aged  17,  and  died  April  8,  1854,  in  Huntington  County,  Pa.,  and 
Agnes  Taylor,  b.  ,  in  Orbisonia,  Pa.;    d.  July  6,   1845,  ^^ 

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Huntington  County,  Pa.  She  was  a  direct  lineal  descendant  of  the 
Rev.  Rowland  Taylor  of  Hadleigh,  who  was  burned  at  the  stake 
during  the  reign  of  Queen  Mary,  and  was  of  the  same  family  of 
Taylors  as  that  of  Gen.  Zachary  Taylor.) 

V.  Dr.  Carl  Ellsworth  Black,  ^l.D.,  born  July  4,  1862,  in  Win- 
chester, 111.;  married,  June  8,  1889,  Bessie  McLaughlin.] 

114.  Catherine  Wolcott"  Kirby  (^Vi]liam^  Elisha^  Jonathan*, 
John^  Joseph-,  John^),  born  July  8,  1842,  in  Mendon,  111.;  mar- 
ried, Sept.  9,  1862,  in  Jacksonville,  111.,  Charles  E.  Ross,  son  of 
William  G.  Ross  and  Minerva  Dunlap,  daughter  of  James  Dunlap 
and  Emily  Robinson.  He  was  engaged  in  the  insurance  business 
at  Jacksonville,  III,  and  St.  Louis,  Mo.;  is  now  living  at  Hood 
River,  Ore.  Catherine  Kirby  Ross  died  March  30,  1880,  in  Jack- 
sonville, 111.         Children: 

i.  Helen  Ross,  b.  Sept.  11,  1863,  in  Jacksonville,  111.;  m.,  Jan. 
5,  1889,  in  Pasadena,  Cal,  Arthur  Jordan,  b.  Aug.  12, 
1863,  in  Fairfield,  la.,  son  of  William  Jordan  and  Maria 
Webster.  He  died  April,  1890,  in  Pasadena,  Cal.  Plelen 
Ross  Jordan  is  now  living  in  Jacksonville,  111.  One 
child: 

I.  Edith  Jordan,  b.  Nov.  7,  1890,  in  Pasadena,  Cal. 

ii.  Edward  Kirby  Ross,  b.  Jan.  23,  1865,  in  Jacksonville,  111.; 
m.,  Feb.  27,  1898,  in  Pendleton,  Ore.,  Mabel  Cora  Dough- 
erty, b.  Dec.  26,  1876,  in  Cloverdale,  Cal.,  dau.  of  Joseph 
L.  and  Efhe  J.  Dougherty.  He  is  now  residing  in  Wallula, 
Wash. 

iii.  Carlton  Perry  Ross,  b.  Nov.  10,  1868,  in  Jacksonville,  111.; 
m.  Rosa  Jennette  Thompson,  dau.  of  William  Thompson 
and  Isabel  Cantrell.  He  is  now  living  on  a  ranch  at 
Hood  River,  Ore.         Children: 

1.  Clifford  Coleman  Ross,  b.  Oct.  29,  1891. 

2.  Grey  Kirby  Ross,  b.  Sept.  30,  1893. 

iv.  Edith  Wolcott  Ross,  b.  July  14,  1872,  in  Jacksonville,  111. 
After  her  mother's  death  she  resided  with  her  uncle.  Judge 
Edward  P.  Kirby,  of  Jacksonville,  111.  She  was  married 
Nov.  24,  1898,  in  Jacksonville,  111.,  to  William  Tulloch 
Wilson,  a  lawyer,  of  the  same  city.  He  was  born  Nov. 
29,  1876,  in  Jacksonville,  111.,  son  of  Hugh  Wilson  and 
Isabella  Smith. 

115.  Helen  McClure^  Kirby  (William^,  Elisha^  Jonathan*, 
John^,  Joseph-,  John^),  born  Jan.  12,  1845,  in  Mendon,  III;   was 

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musical  instructor  in  the  Illinois  Institution  for  the  Blind  1862-65; 
student  of  music  at  the  Conservatory  of  Music,  Leipsic,  Germany, 
1867-69;  married,  June  23,  1870,  at  Jacksonville,  111.,  Rev.  Mela- 
tiah  Everett  Dwight,  b.  Oct.  15,  1841,  son  of  John  Dwight  of 
New  York  City  and  Nancy  S.  Everett,  daughter  of  Captain  'Slet- 
calf  Everett  of  Foxboro,  Mass.;  graduated  from  College  of  the 
City  of  New  York,  i860;  from  Bellevue  Hospital  Medical  College, 
1864,  and  from  Andover  Theological  Seminary,  1866;  ordained 
Feb.  25,  1869,  at  Onarga,  111.;  pastor  of  the  Congregational 
Church  of  Onarga,  111.,  1869-79,  and  of  the  Congregational  Church 
of  Fairfield,  la.,  1879-88.  Since  1889  they  have  been  living  in 
Plainfield,  N.  J.         Children: 

i.  Ellsworth  Everett  Dwight,  b.  March  20,  1871,  in  Onarga, 
III;  graduated  from  Princeton  University  1893;  is  now  in 
business  in  New  York  City;   not  married. 
ii.  Richard  Everett  Dwight,  b.  June  21,  1875,  in  Onarga,  111.; 
graduated  from  Princeton  University  1897.     He  enlisted, 
June  26,  1898,  in  Light  Artillery,  Battery  "  A,"  Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers,   and  was   honorably  discharged   Nov. 
19,  1898,  when  the  Battery  was  mustered  out;  was  in 
Porto  Rico  with  Gen.  Miles. 
iii.  William  Kirby  Dwight,  b.  Aug.  8,  1879,  in  Onarga,  111. 
iv.  Katharine  Wolcott  Dwight,  b.  Aug.  13,  1 881,  in  Fairfield,  la. 
V.  Marion  Edith  Dwight,  b.  Feb.  2y,  1886,  in  Fairfield,  la. 

[Dwight  Lineage: 

L  John  Dwight  of  Dedham,  Mass.,  born  in  England;  died  Jan. 
24,  1660;   married  Hannah ,  born ;    died  Sept.  5,  1656. 

II.  Captain  Timothy  Dwight  of  Dedham,  Mass.,  born  1629,  in 
England;  died  Jan.  31,  1718;  married,  Jan.  9,  1665,  Anna  Flint, 
born  Sept.  11,  1643;  died  Jan.  29,  1686,  daughter  of  Rev.  Henry 
Flint  of  Braintree,  Mass.,  and  Margery  Hoar. 

III.  Nathaniel  Dwight  of  Northampton,  Mass.,  born  Nov.  20, 
1666;  died  Nov.  7,  171 1;  married,  Dec.  9,  1693,  Mehitable  Par- 
tridge, born  Aug.  26,  1675;  died  Oct.  19,  1756,  daughter  of 
Colonel  Samuel  Partridge  of  Hatfield,  Mass. 

IV.  Captain  Nathaniel  Dwight  of  Belchertown,  Mass.,  born 
June  20,  1712;  died  March  30,  1784;  married,  Jan.  2,  1735,  Han- 
nah Lyman,  born  July  14,  1709;  died  Dec.  25,  1792,  daughter 
of  Lieutenant  Benjamin  Lyman  of  Northampton,  Mass. 

V.  Captain  Justus  Dwight  of  Belchertown,  Mass.,  born  Jan.  13, 
1739;   died  July  2y,  1824;   married,  Jan.  19,  1763,  Sarah  Lamb, 

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born  1736;  died  Feb.  25,  1832,  daughter  of  Daniel  Lamb  01 
Springtield,  Mass. 

VI.  Dr,  Elihu  Dwight  of  South  Hadley,  Mass.,  born  Oct.  22, 
1763;  died  June  i,  1854;  married,  Oct.  7,  iSoi,  Lydia  White, 
born  Jan.  31,  1777;  died  Aug.  5,  1S46,  daughter  of  Captain  Will- 
iam White  of  Springfield,  ]Mass.  (born ;   killed  Oct.  13,  1781, 

at  the  Siege  of  Yorktovvn;  was  commissioned  Captain  of  the  Sev- 
enth ^Massachusetts  Infantry,  July  i,  1779.  See  "  Historical  Regis- 
ter of  Officers  of  the  Continental  Army  during  the  War  of  the  Rev- 
olution," by  F.  B.  Heitman,  page  432),  and  Lydia  Bartlett,  who 
were  married  Aug.  25,  1774.  Lydia  Bartiett,  born  Nov.  16,  1746; 
died  Aug.  8,  1800,  was  the  daughter  of  Samuel  Bartlett  of  Spring- 
field, Mass.  (Ephraim,  Benjamin,  John),  and  Lydia  Lombard, 
daughter  of  Ebenezer  Lombard  of  Springfield  and  Rachel  Loomis 
(married  April  17,  171 7),  daughter  of  Joseph  Loomis  of  Windsor, 
Ct.,  and  Lydia  Drake  (married  April  10,  16S1),  who  was  the 
daughter  of  John  Drake,  Jr.,  and  granddaughter  of  John  Drake  of 
Windsor,  Ct.  (See  "  English  and  Norman  Ancestry  of  John 
Drake.") 

VIL  John  Dwight  of  Nev>'  York  City,  born  Aug.  i,  1819; 
married  (i),  Jan.  13,  1841,  Xancy  Shaw  Everett,  born  June  17, 
1817;  died  Nov.  2,  1892,  daughter  of  Captain  ]\Ietcalf  Everett 
of  Foxboro,  Mass.,  and  Fanny  Shepard;  married  (2),  March  14, 
1894,  Mrs.  Clara  (Leigh)  Freeborn,  daughter  of  Dr.  Edwin  Leigh 
of  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  and  Susan  Scollay,  the  daughter  of  Grover 
Scollay  of  Boston,  Mass.] 

107.  John  Burgis*  Kirby  (Elisha',  Jonathan*,  John^  Joseph^, 
John^),  born  Oct.  11,  1813;  married,  Feb.  10,  1841,  Mary  Ann 
Thomas  Burgis,  born  Jan.  11,  1817,  daughter  of  Thomas  Burgis 
of  Guilford  and  Sarah  Deshon  of  New  London,  Ct.  Mrs.  Sarah 
Burgis  Kirby  died  Sept.  ii,  1848,  in  New  Haven,  Ct.  He  married 
(2),  Feb.  26,  1851,  Lucretia  Coan  Bartlett,  born  1824,  in  Guilford, 
Ct,  daughter  of  John  Bartlett,  born  1785,  in  Richmond,  Mass., 
and  Qarissa  Coan,  born  Feb.  7,  1803,  in  Guilford,  Ct.  (married 
Aug.  10,  1823).  He  was  a  jeweller  and  silversmith  in  New  Haven. 
In  1876  his  establishment  v.as  entered  by  burglars,  who  succeeded 
in  carrying  away  diamonds  and  jev/elry  amounting  to  about  $60,- 
000,  which  were  never  recovered.  He  died  Feb.  13,  i85o,  in  New- 
Haven,  Ct.        Children: 

by  his  first  v/ife: 
117.       i.  Thomas    Burgis    Kirby,   b.    Feb.   28,    1842;    m.    Ivlary 
Allinder. 

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118.  ii.  Samuel  Hubbard  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  21,  1843;    m.  Susan 

A.  Armstrong. 

iii.  John  Walter  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  11,  1845;  d.  Dec.  2$.  1874. 
He  served  during  the  Civil  War  in  the  First  Con- 
necticut Cavalry. 

iv.  Sarah  Deshon  Kirby,  b.  June  2,  1S47,  in  New  Haven, 
Ct. ;  m.,  Sept.  16,  186S,  Isaac  Sammis  Jennings,  b. 
Sept.  6,  1843,  son  of  Joseph  Hiram  Jennings  (son 
of  Isaac  Jennings  and  Elizabeth  Sammis,  and  grand- 
son of  Jacob  Jennings  of  Norwalk  and  Grace  Parker) 
and  Elizabeth  Ann  Barry,  dau.  of  Samuel  Shinn  Barry 

and McGovan.    He  is  in  business  in  New  York 

City,  and  resides  in  South  Norwalk,  Ct.        Children: 

1.  IMary  Kirby  Jennings,  b.  March  i,  1871. 

2.  Walter  Barry  Jennings,  b.  Feb.  28,  1873. 

3.  Burgis  Deshon  Jennings,  b.  June  3,  18S6. 

by  his  second  wife: 
V.  Elizabeth  Clarissa  Kirby,  b.  March  12,  1856,  in  New 
Haven,  Ct. ;    m.,  Oct.  18,  1877,  in  New  Haven,  Ct., 
Frank  Allyn  Robinson.        Children: 

1.  Allyn  Kirby  Robinson,  b.  April  30,   1879;    d. 

May  22,  1879. 

2.  Louise  Robinson,  b.  Aug.  11,  1880. 

3.  Helen  Robinson,  b.  Feb.  28,  1882. 

119.  vi.  William  Bartlett  Kirby,  b.  April  17,  1858;   m.  Sallv  L. 

Wood, 
vii.  Emma  Henrietta  Kirby,  b.  May  i,  1862,  in  New  Haven, 
Ct.;  m.,  Jan.  11,  1887,  Elijah  Bill  Lewis  of  Norwich, 
Ct.        Children: 

1.  Margaret  Hazard  Lewis,  b.  Nov.  2,  1888. 

2.  John  Kirby  Lewis,  b.  Jan.  15,  1893. 

117.  Thomas  Burgis^  Kirby  (John  B.^,  Elisha',  Jonathan*, 
John',  Joseph",  John^),  born  Feb.  28,  1842,  in  New  Haven.  Ct.; 
graduated  from  Yale  College  1862.  He  enlisted,  Sept.  8,  1862,  in 
the  Tw^entieth  Connecticut  Volunteers;  April,  1863,  was  detailed 
Acting  Adjutant  of  the  First  Division  Twelfth  Army  Corps;  May, 
1863,  Assistant  Adjutant-General  of  Artillery  Brigade,  First  Divi- 
sion, and  was  made  Adjutant-General  of  the  same  division  in  Dec, 
1863;  April  7,  1864,  was  commissioned  Captain  in  the  Forty- 
fourth  United  States  Colored  Regiment,  and  Major  of  the  same 

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Aug.  5,  1864.  The  regiment  surrendered  to  General  Hood  Oct. 
13,  1864.  He  was  in  the  battles  of  Chancellorsville  and  Gettys- 
burg. After  the  war  he  engaged  in  editorial  work.  He  was  editor 
of  the  Chattanooga  Union  until  1869,  when  he  founded  the 
"  Chattanooga  Times,"  which  he  continued  to  edit  and  publish 
until  Nov.  1875,  when  he  removed  to  Washington,  D.  C,  to  be- 
come the  private  secretary  of  Postmaster-General  Key.  He  was 
afterward  on  the  staff  of  the  "  Washington  Post."  He  is  now 
living  in  New  York  City. 

^lajor  Thomas  B.  Kirby  married,  Jan.  16,  1896,  in  New  York 
City,  Mrs.  Mary  Elizabeth  (Frazier)  AUinder,  born  ]\Iarch  i,  1S43, 
at  Canal  Dover,  O.,  widow  of  \Mlliam  I.  Allinder,  and  daughter  of 
Thomas  Jefferson  Frazier  and  j\Iary  Lenhart.     No  children. 

118.  Samuel  Hubbard^  Kirby  (John  B.^  Elisha',  Jonathan^ 
John^,  Joseph-,  John^),  born  Sept.  21,  1843,  i"  New  Haven,  Ct.; 
married,  Aug.  28,  1867,  Susan  Adolphine  Armstrong,  daughter 
of  Captain  Sereno  Dwight  x-\rmstrong  and  Selina  Clark,  daughter 
of  Dr.  Jerry  Clark  of  West  Haven,  Ct.,  and  Betsy  York.  (Captain 
Armstrong  was  at  first  a  sea-captain  and  afterward  a  member  of 
the  firm  of  L.  W.  Armstrong  &  Co.,  West  India  shippers.)  Dur- 
ing the  Civil  War  he  enlisted  as  a  soldier,  but,  being  under  age, 
was  released  at  his  father's  request,  who  had  already  given  two 
sons  to  his  country,  and  he  has  ever  since  taken  an  active  interest 
in  military  affairs.  Fie  is  now  an  officer  of  the  Governor's  Foot 
Guards  of  New  Haven,  Ct.  He  was  associated  with  his  father  in 
business,  and  on  the  death  of  the  latter  continued  the  business 
under  his  own  name.  In  1890  he  published  the  "  Kirby  Family," 
a  folio  pamphlet  of  twelve  pages.  Children,  born  in  New 
Haven,  Ct.: 

i.  Harriet  Ruth  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  25,  1870;  m.,  May  21,  1890, 
Joseph  Livingston  Jennings  of  South  Xorwalk,  Ct.,  b. 
Dec.  I,  1863,  in  Yonkers,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Samuel  Barry 
Jennings  of  New  Haven,  Ct.,  and  ^.latilda  Lcv/is  Stone 
of  Montreal,  Can.         One  child: 

I.  Ruth  Jennings,  b.  March  31,  1891. 
ii,  John  Burgis  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  25,  1872;    m.,  May  24,   189S, 

Harriet  Irene  Brown, 
iii.  Ralph  Jay  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  ii,  1874;  m.  Lena  Hills, 
iv.  Samuel  Armstrong  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  i,  1878. 
V.  Selina  Marie  Russell  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  7,  1882. 
vi.  Susan  Edvvina  Kirby,  b.  May  13,  1885. 
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119.  William  Eartlett'  Kirby  (John  B.^  Elisha^  Jonathan*, 
John^  Joseph%  John^),  born  April  17,  1858.  in  New  Haven.  Ct.; 
married,  Dec.  13,  1883,  in  Jacksonville,  111.,  Sallie  Louthan  Wood, 
born  March  2^,  i860,  in  AUon,  111.,  daughter  of  the  Rev.  Xorman 
Wilson  Wood,  D.D.,  and  Emily  Dunlap.  He  is  a  lawyer,  and  now 
lives  in  Lincoln,  Neb.  He  is  connected  with  the  law  department 
of  the  Burlins:ton  and  Missouri  Railroad.         One  child: 

i.  Charles  Edmond  Kirby,  b.  May  11,  1886;   d.  July  31,  1S87. 

108.  Eliab  Burgis^  Kirby  (Elisha^  Jonathan\  John^  Joseph^, 
John^),  born  Aug.  16,  1816,  in  Middletown,  Ct.;  married  Sept. 
I,  1858,  Caroline  Lydia  Xoyes,  born  May  4,  1828;  daughter  of 
Daniel  R.  Xoyes  of  Lyme,  Ct.,  and  Phcebe  Griffin  Lord.  He  was 
one  of  the  early  pioneers  in  Illinois,  settling  first  in  Scott  County, 
at  Winchester,'  where  he  became  the  leading  merchant  and  prin- 
cipal promoter  of  that  place.  From  Winchester  he  removed  to 
St.  Louis,  Mo.,  and  was  one  of  the  partners  of  Collins,  Kellogg 
&  Kirby,  wholesale  dry  goods  merchants.  After  the  dissolution 
of  the  firm  during  the  Civil  War,  he  engaged  in  the  pork-packing 
and  conmiission  business.  He  was  a  well-known  member  of  the 
Merchants'  Exchange  of  St.  Louis,  and  one  of  the  founders  of 
the  Merchants'  Exchange  Mutual  Benefit  Association.  He  was 
a  member  of  the  Second  Presbyterian  Church  of  St.  Louis,  and 
was  active  in  its  work  during  its  early  history.  He  died  Dec.  27, 
1896,  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.,  in  his  eighty-first  year,  from  an  abscess 
in  the  ear,  aggravated  by  exposure  while  on  a  hunting  expedition. 

The  following  resolutions  of  respect  were  adopted  by  the  Board 
of  Directors  of  the  Merchants'  Exchange  of  St.  Louis  in  memory 
of  Mr.  E.  B.  Kirby: 

"  Language  cannot  do  justice  to  the  memory  of  E.  B.  Kirby,  the 
granjd  old  man  who  represented  a  class  of  men  fast  becoming  ex- 
tinct. Brave,  self-reliant,  temperate  in  all  his  habits,  well  edu- 
cated, a  close  thinker;  a  .persistent,  aggressive  man  in  the  per- 
formance of  all  the  duties  of  life;  the  courage  of  a  lion  when 
opposed;  warm-hearted  and  generous  to  a  fault;  thoroughly 
honest  in  all  his  dealings;  a  steadfast  Christian;  patriotic  almost 
to  a  craze;  an  honest  politician;  a  pure-minded  man;  a  good 
husband,  father,  and  citizen;  a  progressive  and  energetic  mer- 
chant; a  loyal  member  of  the  Exchange — he  was  an  honor  to  his 
race,  and  his  death  leaves  a  void  hard  to  replace,  and  all  who 
knew  him  mourn. 

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and  sons.  We  direct  a  copy  of  this  report,  signed  by  the  President 
and  Secretary  of  the  Merchants'  Exchange,  to  be  sent  to  the  be- 
reaved family. 

"  E.  H.  Barnes,  ^ 

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Children  of  Eliab  B.  Kirby  and  Caroline  L.  Noyes: 
i.  Edmund  Burgis  Kirby,  b.  July  3,  1859,  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.; 
graduated  from  Washington  University,  St.  Louis,  Mo., 
in  1884.  He  is  a  mining  engineer;  was  Professor  of 
Mines  and  ^Metallurgy  in  the  State  School  of  jMines  at 
Golden,  Col.,  1894-96;  is  now  consulting  mining  engi- 
neer and  metallurgist,  and  resides  in  Denver,  Col. 
ii.  Julian  Noyes  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  16,  1861,  in  St.  Louis,  Mo.; 
is  now  in  business  at  St.  Paul,  Minn. 

iii,  Daniel  Noyes  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  22,  1864;  graduated  from 
Washington  University,  St.  Louis,  ^lo.,  in  1886,  and  from 
the  law  school  of  the  same  university  in  1888.  Pie  is  now 
an  attorney  at  law  in  St.  Louis,  Mo. 

iv.  Charles  Noyes  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  19,  1867;  d.  April  3,  1869. 

V.  Robert  Spencer  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  27,  1870;  d.  Oct.  9,  1875. 

vi.  Winchester  Scott  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  i,  1876;  d.  March  23,  1885. 

[Noyes  Lineage: 

L  Rev.  James  Noyes  of  Newbury,  Mass.,  was  born  1608,  in 
Choulderton,  Co.  Wilts,  England.  He  was  the  son  of  the 
Rev.  William  Noyes  of  Choulderton  and  Ann  Parker,  sister  of 
Robert  Parker,  a  learned  Puritan  of  Putney,  Co.  Wilts,  who 
was  driven  to  Holland  for  his  puritanism.  He  was  educated  at 
Brasenose,  Oxford.  He  married,  in  1634,  Sarah  Brov.-n,  eldest 
daughter  of  Mr.  Joseph  Brown  of  Southampton,  England,  and 
in  I^Iarch  of  that  same  year -embarked  for  New  England  with  his 
cousin,  the  Rev.  Thomas  Parker,  in  the  "  ]Mary  and  John  "  of 
London.  He  preached  a  short  time  at  Medford,  and  was  invited 
to  the  church  of  Watertown,  but  settled,  in  1635,  over  the  church 
at  Newbury  as  colleague  with  his  cousin,  where  he  died  Oct,  22, 
1656. 

n.  Rev.  James  Noyes  of  Stonington,  second  son  of  the  pre- 
ceding, born  March  11,  1640;  graduate  of  Harvard  College.  1659; 
pastor  at  Stonington,  1664;  married,  at  Stonington,  Sept.  1 1,  1674, 
Dorothy  Stanton,  born  1652;    died  Jan.  19,  1743;    daughter  of 

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Thomas  Stanton  of  Hartford  and  Stonington   and  Ann   Lord, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Lord  of  Hartford. 

III.  Captain  Tliomas  Xoyes  of  Westerly,  R.  L,  born  Aug.  14, 
1679;  died  1755;  married  Elizabeth  Sanford,  daughter  of  Gover- 
nor Peleg  Sanford  of  Rhode  Island  (Governor,  1680-82)  and  Mary 
Brenton,  daughter  of  Governor  William  Brenton  of  Rhode  Island. 

IV.  Colonel  Joseph  Xoyes  of  Westerly,  R.  I.,  born  Oct.  19, 
1727;  d.  :March  13,  1802;  m.arried  Barbara  Wells,  born  1736; 
died  Sept.  7,  1814. 

V.  Colonel  Thomas  Xoyes  of  Westerly,  R.  I.,  born  October  3, 
1753;  died  Sept.  19,  1819;  married  Lydia  Rogers,  born  May  19, 
1760;    died  Xov.  25,  1798. 

VI.  Daniel  Rogers  Xoyes  of  Lyme,  Ct.,  born  Aug.  22,  1793; 
died  Xov.  10,  1877;  married  Phoebe  Griftin  Lord,  born  Feb. -20, 
1797;  died  Oct.  12,  1S75,  daughter  of  Joseph  Lord  and  Phoebe 
Grififi'n,  sister  of  the  Rev.  Dr.  Edward  D.  Griffin,  President  of 
William  College.] 

109.     Thomas  Spencer^  Kirby  (Elisha^  Jonathan^  John^  Jo- 
seph-, John^),  bom  Dec.  23,  1819;  married,  May  14,  185 1,  in  Xew 
York  City,  Margaret  Ann  Van  Vleck,  born  Aug.  15,  182 1,  daugh- 
ter of  Isaac  I.  and  Sarah  Van  Vleck  of  Xew  York  City.    He  was 
at  first  a  merchant  and  afterward  United  States  Revenue  Assessor 
in  New  York  City,  where  he  died  Aug.  15,  1877.     Margaret  Van 
Vleck  Kirby  died  Jan.  8,  1894,  in  Xew  York  City.         Children: 
i.  James  Van  Vleck  Kirby,  b.  June  12,  1852,  in  Xew  York  City; 
m.,  April   18,   1877,  Emma  Frances  Hannon.     In   1885 
he  engaged  in  the  hotel  business,  and  at  the  time  of  his 
death  was  the  proprietor  of  the  "  Beach  View  Hotel,"  in 
East  Moriches,  L.  I.    He  died  suddenly  July  9,  1897,  at 
East  ^loriches,  L.  I.     He  was  thrown  from  his  carriage, 
and  lived  but  a  few  minutes.    Xo  children. 
ii.  Spencer  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  14,  1858;   not  married. 

104.  Lucy'  Kirby  (Jonathan*,  John^  Joseph-,  John^),  born 
Oct.  I,  1776,  in  Middletown  "  Upper  Houses,"  Ct.;  married,  Sept. 
12,  1803,  Obed  Stowe,  born  March  29,  1767,  son  of  Elihu  Stowe 
and  Jemima  Paine.  Fle  was  a  farmer  and  lived  in  Middletown, 
Ct,  v.here  he  died  Sept.  5,  1839.  Lucy  Kirby  Stowe  died  April 
10,  1853,  aged  76  years.        Children: 

120.  i.  Anna  Stowe,  b.  April  22,  1805;  m.  Curtiss  Bacon. 

121.  ii.  Olive  Stowe,  b.  Xov.  25,  180S;  m.  Noah  Merwin. 

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122.  iii.  Mary  Burgis  Stowe,  b.  June  5,  1812;  m.  Samuel  North. 

123.  iv.  Sarah  Jannet  Stowe,  b.  Sept.   11,  18 19;    m.  Peter  H. 

Ashton. 
V.  J^Iartha  Stowe,  b.  Jan.  26,  1824;  not  married. 

[Stowe  (Stow)  Lineag-e: 

I.  John  Stow  of  Roxbury,  Mass.,  died  Oct.  26,  1643.  Eliza- 
beth Bigg,  his  wife,  died  in  1638.    See  "  Stow  Lineage,"  page  43. 

II.  Thomas  Stow  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  eldest  .son  of  preceding, 

born ;  died  Feb.,  16S4;  married,  Dec.  4,  1739,  Mary  Griggs, 

born ;   died  Aug.  21,  1680. 

III.  John  Stow  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  eldest  son  of  the  preceding, 
born  Feb.  3,  1641;  died  Oct.  18,  16S8;  married  Nov.  13,  1668, 
Mary  Wetmore,  born  1649,  daughter  of  Thomas  Wetmore  of 
Middletown  and  Sarah  Hall,  daughter  of  John  Hall  of  Hartford. 

IV.  Nathaniel  Stow  of  INIiddletown,  fourth  son  of  the  preceding, 
born  Feb.  22,  1676;  married,  Feb.  11,  1703,  Sarah  Summer,  born 
Dec.  29,  1685,  daughter  of  William  and  Hannah  Sumner  of  Mid- 
dletown, Ct. 

V.  Eliakim  Stow  of  Middletown  (now  Middlefield,  Ct.),  born 
March  2,  1708;  married,  Dec.  13,  1732,  Lydia  Miller. 

VI.  Elihu  Stow  of  Middletown  (now  Middlefield,  Ct.),  born 
May  27,  1736;  married,  March  11,  1760,  Jemima  Paine  of  South- 
old,  L.  I. 

VII.  Obed  Stowe  of  Middletown  (now  Middlefield,  Ct.),  born 
March  29,  1767;  married  (i),  July  5,  1792,  Anna  Miller.  They 
had  one  son,  Obed,  born  April  19,  1801.  Married  (2),  Sept.  12, 
1803,  Lucy  Kirby.] 

120.  Anna®  Stowe  (Lucy  Kirby',  Jonathan*,  John^,  Joseph^, 
John*),  born  April  22,  1805,  in  Middlefield,  Ct. ;  married,  Nov.  9, 
1828,  Curtiss  Bacon,  son  of  Captain  John  Bacon  and  Amy  Coe. 
She  died  Sept.  9,  1863,  and  her  husband  July  2,  1884,  in  Middle- 
town,  Ct.        Children : 

i.  Caroline  Morgan  Bacon,  b.  June  14,  1832;  not  married. 
ii.  Arthur  William  Bacon,  b.  Sept.  10,  1836,  in  Middletov/n, 
Ct.;    m.,  Nov.   15,  1871,  Henrietta  Belden  Parker,  only 
daughter  of  Frederick  Parker  and  Emmeline  Flowland  of 
Barnstable,  Mass.        Children: 

1.  Anna  Plowland  Bacon,  b.  Aug.  11,  1872;    d.  Aug. 

17,  1873. 

2.  Emma  Rowland  Bacon,  b.  Sept.  28,  1874. 

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3.  Curtiss  Stowe  Bacon,  b.  July  2,  1877. 

4.  Bertlia  Parker  Bacon,  b.  Nov.  24,  1878. 

5.  Francis  Bacon,  b.  Feb.  17,  1S85;  d.  July  10,  1S86. 

121.  Olive®  Stowe  (Lucy  Kirby^  Jonathan*,  John',  Joseph-, 
John^),  born  Nov.  25,  1808,  in  ]\Iiddlefield,  Ct. ;  married,  Nov.  24, 
1837,  Noah  Merwin  of  Durham,  Ct.,  born  June  29,  1807,  son  of 
Miles  Merwin  and  Phoebe  Camp.  He  died  ]\Iay  21,  1849.  Olive 
Stowe  Merwin  died  j\Iay  12,  1884.        Children: 

i.  Lucy  Stowe  ^lerwin,  b.  Nov.  4,  1839;  d.  Aug.  30,  1840. 
ii.  Lucy  Stowe  Merwin,  b.  June  30,  1841;   not  married. 
iii.  Edward  Payson  Merwin,  b.  March  23,  18-14,  in  Durham,  Ct. ; 
ni.,  June  10.  1884,  ^^.lartha  Lewis  Ilulme,  dau.  of  John 
Hulme  and  Elizabeth  King.    He  is  now  living  in  Boston, 
Mass.        One  child: 

I.  Jennie  Menvin,  b.  July  26,  1885;  d.  Aug.  9,  1S85. 
iv.  Charles  Baldwin  Merwin,  b.  Aug.  3,  1847;  "^v  Aug.  3,  1871, 
Ella  J.  Crowell,  dau.  of  Seth  Crowell  and  Jane  Harris. 
She  died  Jan.  2,  1892.     He  is  a  manufacturing  stationer 
in  New  York  City.     No  children. 

122.  Mary  Burgis®  Stowe  (Lucy  Kirby^,  Jonathan*,  John^  Jo- 
seph^  John^),  born  June  5,  1812,  in  Middlefield,  Ct. ;  married, 
Nov.  28,  1838,  Samuel  North  of  Berlin,  Ct.,  son  of  Reuben  North 
and  Lynda  Wilcox.  Samuel  North  died  April  30,  1878.  Mary 
Stowe  North  died  Dec.  24,  1895.        Children: 

i.  George  Stowe  North,  b.  April  15,  1842,  in  Berlin,  Ct.  He 
enlisted,  April  2.y,  1861,  in  a  company  organized  at  Wes- 
leyan  University,  ISIiddletown,  Ct.,  and  which  afterward 
became  an  artillery  company,  of  which  he  was  Corporal; 
was  in  the  battles  of  Yorktown,  Flanover  Court  House, 
and  Chickahominy  River,  and  was  honorably  discharged 
at  the  expiration  of  his  three  years'  service.  He  is  a 
photographer  in  South  Norwalk,  Ct.  Not  married. 
ii.  Charles  Reuben  North,  b.  Dec.  9,  1844,  in  Berlin,  Ct. ;  m., 
June  22,  1870,  in  Middle  Haddam,  Ct.,  Mary  Metcalf,  b. 
Nov.  19,  1843,  dau.  of  William  and  Nancy  Metcalf.  lie 
is  now  living  in  Chicago,  111.         Children: 

1.  Eva  Metcalf  North,  b.  Aug.  2,  1871. 

2.  Mary  Etta  North,  b.  July  15,  1874;  d.  Oct.  16,  1875. 

3.  Lizzie  Eunice  North,  b.  June  20,   1878;    d.  Aug. 

23,  1878. 

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iii.  Frederick  Elliott  North,  b.  Feb.  27,  1847;  ""^m  ^ov.  26, 
1868,  in  Burlington,  Vt.,  Lucetta  E.  Bolton,  b.  June  29, 
1847.    He  is  now  living  in  Orizaba,  Mexico.    No  children. 

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I.  John 'North  of  Farmington,  Ct.,  born  161 5;  died  1692;  came, 
1635,  in  the  "  Susan  and  Ellen,"  to  Boston;  removed  to  Farming- 
ton,  where  he  died  early  in  1692.  He  married  Hannah  Bird,  prob- 
ably daughter  of  Thomas  Bird  of  Hartford.  They  had  nine  chil- 
dren. 

H.  Thomas  North  of  Farmington,  fourth  son  of  John  and  Han- 
nah North,  born  1649;  *^^^d  1712;  married  Hannah  Newell,  bap- 
tized April  II,  1658;  died  Nov.  4,  1757,  in  her  looth  year.  Slie 
w-as  the  daughter  of  Thomas  Newell  of  Farmington  and  Rebecca 
Olmstead,  niece  of  James  Olmstead  of  Hartford.  He  was  a  soldier 
in  King  Philip's  war.    They  had  ten  children. 

HI.  Thomas  North  of  Farmington,  b.  1673;  died  1725; 
married,  Dec.  i,  1698,  Martha  Royce,  born  June  i,  1679,  daughter 
of  Isaac  Royce,  of  Wallingford,  Ct.,  and  Elizabeth  Lothrop,  and 
had  eight  children. 

IV.  Isaac  North  of  Farmington,  born  1703;  died  Dec.  20, 
1783;  married  Mary  Woodford,  born  }>Iarch  2,  1709;  died  1798, 
and  had  eight  children.  He  was  the  first  enrolled  member  and  the 
first  deacon  of  the  Berlin  Congregational  Church,  organized  1775. 
His  wife  Mary  was  the  daughter  of  Joseph  Woodford  of  Farming- 
ton  (born  1676;  died  Feb.  7,  1760,  only  son  of  Joseph  Woodford 
and  Rebecca  Newell,  born  1643,  eldest  daughter  of  Thomas  Nev/- 
ell  of  Farmington  and  Rebecca  Olmstead)  and  Lydia  Smith, 
daughter  of  Joseph  and  Lydia  Smith  of  Farmington,  Ct. 

V.  Jedediah  North  of  Berlin,  Ct,  born  Jan.  16,  1734;  died  Dec. 
16,  1816;  married,  Jan.  2y,  lys?'  Sarah  Wilcox,  born  Dec.  31, 
1739;  died  Oct.  5,  1775,  daughter  of  Daniel  Wilcox  and  Sarah 
White.  (Daniel  Wilcox,  born  1715;  died  1789;  married,  1738, 
Sarah  White,  born  1716;  died  1807.  He  was  the  son  of  Samuel 
Wilcox  and  Hannah  Sage,  born  Dec.  21,  1694,  daughter  of  John 
Sage,  and  grandaughter  of  David  Sage  and  Elizabeth  Kirby, 
daughter  of  John  of  Middletown.)     Nine  children. 

VI.  Colonel  Simeon  North  of  Berlin,  Ct.,  born  July  13,  1765; 
died  Aug.  25,  1852;  married  (i),  1786,  Lucy  Savage,  born  May 
19,  1766,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Savage  of  Middletown  and  Eliza- 
beth Ranney.  She  died  Feb.  24,  181 1,  and  he  married  (2)  Lydia 
Huntington,  daughter  of  Rev.  Enoch  Huntington  of  Middletown, 

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Ct.,  by  whom  he  had  one  child:  Lydia,  b.  ]\Iarch  26,  1814.  who 
married  R.  D.  M.  Seward.  By  his  first  wife  he  had  eight  children, 
namely;  (i)  Reuben,  b.  Dec.  11,  17S6;  d.  April  14,  1852;  (2) 
James,  b.  Sept.  16,  1788;  d.  Feb.  11,  1S69;  (3)  Alvin,  b.  March  2, 
1790;  d.  Aug-.  31,  1845;  (4)  Sela,  b.  Nov.  24,  1794;  d.  Aug.  13, 
1850,  by  a  stroke  of  lightning;  (5)  Betsy,  b.  Oct.  5,  1796;  d. 
^larch  25,  1831;  (6)  Lucetta,  b.  April  7,  1799;  d.  Jan.  22,  1S63; 
(7)  Rev.  Simeon,  b.  Sept.  7,  1802;  d.  Feb.  9,  1SS4;  m.,  April  2, 
1835,  Frances  H.  Hubbard;  graduated  from  Yale  College  1825; 
was  professor  at  Hamihon  College  1S29-59,  and  president  of  the 
same  1839-57;   (8)  Nancy,  b.  June  18,  1804;   d.  Feb.  5,  1806. 

VII.  Reuben  North  of  Berlin,  Ct.,  born  Dec.  11,  1786;  died 
April  14,  1852;  married  (i),  March  18,  1810,  Lynda  Wilcox, 
daughter  of  Josiah  Wilcox  and  Hulda  Savage.  She  died  March 
18,  1816,  and  he  married  (2)  her  sister  Huldah,  who  died  Sept, 
II,  1865.  Children  by  first  wife:  (i)  Alfred,  b.  Oct.  3,  1811;  d. 
Jan.  14,  1894;  (2)  Samuel,  b.  ^larch  11,  1814;  d.  April  30,  1878. 
Children  by  second  wife:  (3)  Reuben,  b.  March  13,  1818;  (4)  Ed- 
ward, b.  March  9,  1820,  who  is  now  professor  in  Hamilton  Col- 
lege, Clinton,  N.  Y.;  (5)  Simeon,  b.  Feb.  10,  1822;  (6)  Frederick, 
b.  March  14,  1824;  (7)  Josiah,  b.  Feb.  10,  1827;  d.  Dec.  13,  1882. 

VIII.  Samuel  North  of  Berlin,  Ct.,  born  March  11,  1814;  died 
April  30,  1878;  married,  Nov,  28,  1838,  Mary  B.  Stowe.] 

123,  Sarah  Jannet®  Stowe  (Lucy  Kirby^,  Jonathan*,  John^, 
Joseph^,  John^),  born  Sept.  ii,  1819,  in  Middletown,  Ct. ;  married, 
Nov.  I,  1853,  Peter  H.  Ashton  of  Middletown,  Ct.,  born  Dec.  26, 
1816,  in  London,  Eng.,  son  of  Peter  Ashton  and  Elizabeth  Bus- 
tow,  daughter  of  the  Rev.  William  Bustow  and  Mary  Fritter. 
He  died  Nov.  20,  1888,  in  Middletown,  Ct.         Children: 

i.  Frank  Bustow  Ashton,  b.  March  7,  1858,  in  Middletown,  Ct.; 
m..  May  24,  1880,  Martha  A.  Pease.        One  child: 
I.  Sarah  Steuben  Ashton,  b.  Oct.  24,  1888. 

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ANTS OF  JOSEPH  KIRBY  OF  HARTFORD 
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1.  Joseph^  Kirby  of  Hartford,  Ct.  All  that  is  positively  known 
concerning  him  is  derived  from  the  gravestone  erected  to  the  mem- 
ory of  his  great-grandson,  Abraham  Kirby  of  Middlebury,  Ct. 
(See  page  169.)  From  the  inscription  upon  this  gravestone  we 
learn  that  he  came  from  Warwickshire,  England,  to  Xew  England, 
early  in  the  seventeenth  century,  and  was  at  Hartford,  Ct.,  about 
the  time  of  its  first  settlement.  His  name,  however,  does  not 
appear  upon  the  records  of  Hartford,  Ct.,  and  it  is  probable  that 
he  soon  removed  elsewhere. 

According  to  the  tradition  preserved  by  his  descendants,  a 
brother  emigrated  with  him  to  New  England.  They  fled  from 
persecution,  and  their  estates  in  England  were  forfeited.  Tradi- 
tion usually  has  little  genealogical  value,  but  in  this  instance  it 
seems  confirmed  by  the  discovery  that  Joseph,  the  son  of  John 
Kirby  of  Middletown,  was  known  as  Joseph  Kirby,  Jr.  (See 
Joseph,  son  of  John  Kirby  of  Middletown.)  Since  no  other 
Joseph  Kirby  can  be  found  among  the  Kirbys  in  America  prior 
to  the  birth  of  Joseph  Kirby,  Jr.,  of  Middletown,  Ct,  it  is  rea- 
sonably presumed  that  the  latter  was  named  Joseph,  and  called 
"Junior,"  after  Joseph  Kirby  of  Hartford.  Moreover,  John 
Kirby  of  Middletown  also  came  from  Warwickshire  in  England, 
and  was  likewise  at  Hartford,  Ct,  near  the  time  of  its  settlement. 
It  is  therefore  reasonable  to  conclude  that  they  were  brothers. 
The  name  of  only  one  child  of  Joseph  Kirby  of  Hartford,  Ct., 
has  been  preserved: 
2.     i.  John  Kirby. 

2.  John'  Kirby  (Joseph^).  Nothing  is  positively  known  of  him, 
except  that  he  was  the  son  of  Joseph  of  Hartford  and  the  father 
of  Roger  Kirby  of  Woodbury,  Ct.    According  to  the  Sage  gcneal- 

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ogy  (pages  ii  and  71),  tliere  is  a  Hartford  record  which  is  as 
follows:  "April,  1653,  born  Mary  daughter  of  John  Kirby  and 
EHzabeth  Randell."  Since  John  Kirby  of  Middletown,  and  pre- 
viously of  Hartford,  had  a  daughter  Mary  born  about  1644,  and 
since  his  widow,  Elizabeth,  married  Abraham  Randall  oi  Windsor, 
Ct.,  it  has  hitherto  been  supposed  that  the  above  record  was  a  late 
and  blundering  addition.  But  if  this  record  be  accurate,  then  the 
Mary  born  April,  1653,  must  be  regarded  as  the  daughter  (and 
probably  the  eldest  child,  as  the  form  of  the  entry  indicates)  of 
John  Kirby,  the  son  of  Joseph  of  Hartford,  by  wife  Elizabeth 
Randell.  The  "  W'ethersfield  Town  Records  "  state  that  Samuel 
Dcming  married,  March  29,  1694,  Sarah,  daughter  of  John  Kirby. 
"  The  Genealog}'  of  the  Treat  Family,"  page  32,  states  that  she 
was  the  daughter  of  John  Kirby  of  ]\liddletown,  Ct.,  and  "  Kirby 
Family,"  1890,  states  that  she  niarried  Samuel  Deming  after  the 
death  of  her  first  husband,  Samuel  Hubbard;  but  both  are  in  error, 
Samuel  Hubbard  died  in  1732,  aged  84  years.  Sarah  Kirby,  wife 
of  Samuel  Deming,  may  be  regarded,  therefore,  as  the  daughter 
of  John  Kirby,  the  son  of  Joseph  of  Hartford.        Children: 

i.  Sarah  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  Ivlarch  29,  1694,  Samuel  Dem- 
ing of  Wcthersfield,  Ct.,  b.  1646,  son  of  John  Deming  of 
Wethersfield,  Ct.,  and  Flonour  Treat,  dau.  of  Richard 
Treat  of  Wethersfield.        Children: 

1.  John  Deming,  b.  Dec.  27,  1694;  perhaps  m.  Eliza- 

beth Parker. 

2.  David  Deming,  b.  Dec.  29,  1696;  d.  Feb.  17,  1771; 

m.,  Jan.  20,   1725,  Martha  Russell,  b.  ;    d. 

Sept.  I,  1763,  dau.  of  Sergt.  John  Russell. 
Children:  (i)  Alartha,  b.  April  15,  1726;  (2)  :Me- 
hitable,  b.  May  7,  1727;  (3)  David,  b.  Aug.  12, 
1729;  (4)  Mary,  b.  IMarch  8,  1732;  (5)  Abigail, 
b.  April  27,  1733;  d.  in  infancy;  (6)  Elizabeth 
Abigail,  b.  April  5.  1734;  (7)  Solomon,  b.  Dec.  i, 
^73^ >  (8)  Elizabeth,  b.  March  8,  1739;  (9)  John, 
b.  March  14,  1745;  (10)  Simeon,  b.  March  5, 
1748. 

3.  Samuel  Deming,  b.  June. 12,  1699;    m.,  June  16, 

1726,  Catherine  Treat,  b.  Aug.  26,  1706,  only 
child  of  Richard  Treat  of  Wethersfield  and  Cath- 
erine Bulkeley,  dau.  of  the  Rev.  Gershom  Bulke- 
ley.  Children:  (i)  Treat,  b.  Sept.  28,  1727; 
(2)  Sarah,  b.  March  10,  1730;  (3)  Katharine,  b. 
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June  i8,   1733;    (4)  Samuel,  b.  Dec.   10,   1735; 

(5)  Rebecca,  b.  Oct.  11,  1738;    d.  July  6,  175S; 

(6)  Isabel,  b.  Aug.  24,  1743;   (7)  Deliverance,  b. 
Dec.  3,  1746;   (8)  Richard,  b.  April  ii,  1750. 

4.  Honour  Deniing,  b.  Dec.  16,  1701. 

5.  William  Doming-,  b.  ^lay   10,   1705;    m.,  Jan.  22, 

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ill of  Wethcrsfield,  Ct. 
3.     ii.  Roger  Kirby,  b.  1698;  m.  ^Martha . 

3.  Roger^  Kirby  (John",  Joseph 0  of  Woodbury,  Ct.,  born 
1698.  In  1730  he  was  living  in  Judea  Society,  then  a  part  of 
Woodbury,  Ct.,  and  now  the  town  of  Washington,  Ct.  His  farm 
was  situated  about  a  hundred  rods  distant  from  the  church  on 
Washington  green,  and  is  known  to  this  day  as  the  "  Kirby  farm." 
The  cellar  where  the  house  of  Roger  Kirby  stood  still  exists,  and 
it  was  in  this  house  that  his  grandson,  the  Hon.  Ephraim  Kirby, 
was  born.  In  1763  he  deeded  his  property  in  Woodbury  to  his 
two  sons,  Abraham  and  Joseph,  and  seems  to  have  resided  there- 
after at  Litchfield,  Ct.  He  died  June  12,  1793,  aged  95  years,  at 
Milton,  Ct,  while  on  a  visit  to  that  place,  and  was  buried  in  the 
Milton  cemetery.  His  wife's  name  was  Martha,  but  of  her  parents 
nothing  is  known.  By  her  he  had  four  children,  born  in  Wood- 
.bur>',  Ct.: 

Abraham  Kirby,  b.  July  14,  1730;  m.  Eunice  Starkweather. 

Joseph  Kirby,  b.  July  7,  1732;  m.  Rachel  Hand. 

Abia  Kirby,  b.  July  7,  1732,  twin  with  Joseph. 

James  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  17,  1740,  of  whom  nothing  further 
is  known;  he  may  have  died  before  1763,  when  his 
father  deeded  his  property  in  Woodbury  to  his  sons 
Abraham  and  Joseph. 

4.  Abraham*  Kirby  (Roger^,  John-,  Joseph^),  born  July  14, 
1730,  in  Woodbury,  Ct.  He  was  a  farmer  and  lived  in  Judea 
Society,  Ancient  Woodbury,  Ct.,  until  1763,  and  afterward  re- 
moved to  Litchfield,  Ct.  In  February,  1786,  he  removed  again, 
and  settled  at  Middlebury,  Vt.,  where  his  son  John  had  located  the 
previous  year.  In  the  spring  of  the  following  year  he  brought 
apple-trees  in  a  boat  from  Pittsford,  and  planted  the  second  orchard 
in  town.  While  bringing  the  trees  down  the  Otter  River,  he  ran 
into  the  rapids  and  was  in  imminent  danger  of  drowning,  but 
while  going  under  a  bridge,  he  caught  hold  of  a  timber  and  held 

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on  until  rescued.  June,  1792,  he  was  joined  by  his  son  Joseph 
and  family,  who  Hved  with  him  in  the  house  he  had  erected.  He 
was  niade  a  deacon  of  the  Congregational  Church,  and  the  "  His- 
tory of  iMiddlebury,  Vt.,"  speaks  of  him  as  being  one  of  the  most 
respectable  citizens  of  that  town.  He  died  April  3,  1796,  in  IMid- 
dlebury, and  was  buried  in  the  old  cemetery  north  of  the  village. 
A  marble  tombstone  about  four  feet  high  and  two  feet  wide,  round 
at  the  top,  was  erected  to  his  memory  soon  after  his  death.  It 
bears  the  following  inscription: 

Abraham,  son  of  Roger  Kirby,  died  April  y,  ijq6  aged  dj  years. 

His    Grandfather  Joseph    Kirby   came  from    Warunck    in 

England  and    settled    in    Connecticut    at   the  first 

settlement  of  the   City  of  Hartford  in  the 

sixteenth  century.     From  him  descended 

John     Kirby,     Grandfather,     and 

Roger  Kirby,  the  Father,  who 

died    in    Conn,    in   ijpj 

aged    pj    years. 

Abraham  Kirby  married.  May  31,  1756,  in  Woodbury,  Ct., 
Eunice  Starkweather,  born  Sept.  19,  1735,  daughter  of  John  Stark- 
weather and  Mary  Herrick,  both  of  Stonington,  Ct. 

Children  of  Abraham  Kirby  and  Eunice  Starkweather: 

6.  i.  Ephraim  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  23,  1757;  m.  Ruth  Marvin. 

ii.  James  Kirby,  b.  July  15,  1758;  was  a  physician,  and 
removed  to  North  Carolina.  He  died  at  Fairfax,  Va.; 
married,  and  had  James,  Robert,  and  Betsy. 

iii.  Martha  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  10,  1760;  d.  March  25.  1760. 

iv.  Martha  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  30,  1760;  m.  Elijah  Phelps  of 
Lanesboro,  Mass.  Children:  Julia,  Caroline,  Er- 
mina,  and  Theodatus,  who  lived  in  Middlebury,  Vt. 

7.  V.  John  Starkweather  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  20,  1762;  m.  Azubia 

Severance. 

vi.  Abraham  Kirby,  b.  April  3,  1764.  He  was  a  physician 
and  settled  in  Elizabeth  City,  N.  C.  He  died  July  30, 
1799,  in  Hampton,  Va.;  m.  Margaret .  Chil- 
dren: James,  Sally,  Betsy,  and  Lucinda. 

vii.  Eunice  Kirby,  b.  March  20,  1766;  m.  Hial  Hale,  and 
removed  to  the  State  of  New  York.    They  had  two 
sons,  Ephraim  and  ]Milton,  and  two  daughters. 
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8.  viii.  Joseph  Kirby,  b.  April  28,  1768;  m.  Esther  Leonard. 

9.  ix.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  i,  1771;   m.  Samuel  Severance. 

X.  Sabra  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  27,  1773;  m.  Daniel  Garlick  of 
Lanesboro,  Mass.  They  removed  to  Ohio.  Chil- 
dren: Theodatus,  Adolphus,  Richard,  Daniel,  and 
Mary. 

10.  xi.  Anna  Kirby,  b.  July  21,  1775;   m.  David  Barnum. 

11.  xii.  Sally  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  30,  1779;   m.  (i)  David  Yale;   (2) 

Isaac  Landen. 

[Starkweather  Lineage: 

L  Robert  Starkweather  of  Roxbury,  Mass.,  was  a  native  of 
Wales.  He  was  at  Boston  in  1640,  and  afterward  lived  in  Rox- 
bury. In  1654  he  sold  his  estate  in  Roxbury  and  removed  to 
Ipswich,  Mass.,  where  he  died  in  1674.  He  married  Jennet  Rob- 
erts, daughter  of  John  Roberts  of  Roxbury,  by  whom  he  had: 
Elizabeth,  b.  1643;  Lydia,  b.  June  23,  1644;  John,  b.  1646; 
Deborah,  b.  Aug.  27,  1648. 

II.  John  Starkweather,  only  son  of  Robert,  born  1646,  in  Rox- 
bury, Mass.  He  removed  with  his  father  to  Ipswich,  where  he 
was  pound-keeper  in  1688,  and  his  successor  was  appointed  in 
1693.  He  removed  to  Preston,  Ct.,  before  Aug.,  1694,  and  there 
soon  became  prominent;  was  selectman  in  1698,  and  for  the  next 
three  years;  was  also  deputy  to  the  General  Court  of  Connecticut 
in  1702.  He  died  Aug.  21,  1703,  in  Preston,  Ct.,  and  in  September 
of  the  same  year  the  administration  of  his  estate  was  granted  to 
his  widow  Ann  and  his  son  Robert.  It  is  recorded  at  this  time 
that  he  left  seven  children:  "Thomas  aged  26,  Timothy,  John, 
Robert,  Richard,  Mary,  and  Lydia  aged  12."  Children: 
Thomas,  b.  about  1677;  Timothy;  John,  b.  Sept.  16,  1680;  Robert, 
b.  Nov.  12,  1684,  d.  1706;  Richard,  b.  Dec.  26,  1686,  m.,  March 

12.  1721,  Mary  Plumer;  Mary,  b.  1689;  Lydia,  b.  1691. 

III.  John  Starkweather,  third  son  of  the  preceding,  born  Sept. 
16,  1680,  in  Ipswich,  !\Iass.  He  removed  to  Preston,  Ct.,  where 
he  married,  Dec.  28,  1708,  Mary  Herrick,  b.  1691,  daughter  of 
Ephraim  and  Judith  Herrick  of  Preston,  Ct.  He  removed  again, 
before  1720,  to  Stonington,  Ct.,  and  died  in  1750  at  Roxbury, 
Mass.  While  passing  through  Roxbury  on  his  way  to  Boston 
on  horseback  with  a  drove  of  cattle,  his  horse  stumbled  and  threw 
him  to  the  ground,  causing  injuries  which  resulted  in  his  death  in 
a  few  minutes.  His  widow  Mary  was  living  in  1769.  The  "  Con- 
necticut Courant,"  under  the  date  of  Nov.  27,  1769,  states  that 

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she  was  then  in  her  79th  year,  and  that  she  had  been  "  the  mother 
of  thirteen  children;  grandmother  of  eighty-seven;  great-grand- 
mother of  seventy-six,  and  great-great-grandmother  of  one  child 
of  the  fourth  generation — in  all,  one  hundred  and  seventy-seven. 
There  are  now  living  of  the  above  number  one  hundred  and  fifty- 
two."  Eleven  of  these  grandchildren,  bearing  the  family  name, 
were  Revolutionary  soldiers,  and  five  of  them  died  in  the  service. 

(Ephraim  Herrick,  baptized  April  15,  1688,  in  Beverly,  Mass., 
was  the  son  of  Ephraim  Herrick,  Sr.,  of  Beverly,  and  Mary  Cross 
of  Ipswich,  who  were  married  July  3,  1661.  Ephraim  Herrick, 
Sr.,  b.  Feb.  11,  1638;  d.  Sept.  12,  1693,  was  the  son  of  Henry 
Herrick  and  Edith,  dau.  of  Hugh  Laskin,  all  of  Salem,  Mass. 
According  to  the  Herrick  genealogy,  Henry  was  the  son  of  Sir 
William  Herrick,  ambassador  of  Queen  Elizabeth  to  Turkey,  and 
a  member  of  Parliament  during  her  reign.) 

Children  of  John  and  Mary  Starkweather: 

1.  Mary,  b.  March  25,  1710,  in  Preston,  Ct.;    m.,  Nov.  30, 

1726,  Jeremiah  Kinney,  of  Preston,  Ct. 

2.  Lydia,  b.  Jan.  29,  1712,  in  Preston,  Ct. 

3.  Anna,  b.  Aug.  21,  1715,  in  Preston,  Ct.;  m., ,  Benjamin. 

4.  John,  baptized  Feb.  23,  1718;   d.  soon. 

5.  Samuel,  b.  March  2t„  1720,  in  Stonington,  Ct.;  m.,  July  29, 

1747,  Sarah  Purple  of  East  Haddam,  Ct.  He  removed, 
when  about  sixty  years  old,  to  New  Ashford,  Mass., 
where  he  was  elected  to  the  Legislature,  and  died  in  Jan., 
1787,  at  Boston,  during  the  session  of  that  body.  They 
had  ten  children.  Two  of  their  sons,  John  and  Ephraim, 
were  in  the  Revolutionary  army.  Their  fourth  son,  Will- 
iam, b.  Nov.  25,  1754,  settled  in  Williamstown,  Mass., 
and  was  a  member  of  Congress. 

6.  John,  b.  June  11,  1722,  in  Stonington,  Ct.;  d.  Dec.  19,  1760; 

m.,  (i)  March  27,  1746,  Jerusha  Smith,  by  whom  he  had 
a  daughter  Hannah;  m.,  (2)  Dec.  12,  1753,  Elizabeth 
Belcher  of  Preston,  Ct.,  by  whom  he  had  three  sons  and 
one  daughter.  Plis  three  sons.  Belcher,  Woodbury,  and 
Amos  were  in  the  Revolutionary  army,  and  Woodbury 
died  in  the  service. 

7.  Joel,  b.  June  20,  1724,  in  Stonington,  Ct.;  m.,  Aug.  9,  I750» 

Jane  Trumble,  of  Preston,  Ct.  They  had  five  children. 
A  son  Charles  was  at  the  battle  of  Saratoga,  1777. 

8.  Elizabeth,  b.  May  23,  1726,  in  Stonington,  Ct.;  m.  

Rood. 

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9.  Robert,  b.  Aug.  26,  1728,  in  Stonington,  Ct.;  d.  March 
15,  1819,  in  Chesterfield,  ]Mass.;  m.  Sarah  EverHth 
of  Ipswich,  Mass.  They  had  thirteen  cliildren.  Four 
of  their  sons.  James,  Joseph,  Simeon,  and  John,  died 
while  in  the  Revolutionary  Army.  Their  third  son, 
Ezra,  b.  Dec.  15,  1754;  d.  July  21,  1834,  was  a  sur- 
geon in  the  Revolutionary  Army.  After  the  war  he 
settled  in  Worthington,  I\lass.,  where  he  became  emi- 
nent as  a  physician,  and  was  widely  known  as  a  public 
man.  He  was  a  member  of  the  State  Senate  thirteen 
times;  was  also  a  member  of  the  Governor's  Council, 
and  a  member  of  the  Constitutional  Convention  of 
1820. 

10.  Woodbury,  b.  ]March  2y,  1731,  in  Stonington,  Ct. ;  not 

married. 

11.  Ephraim,  b.  Sept.  i,  1733,  in  Stonington,  Ct. ;  married, 

and  settled  in  Pawtucket,  then  in  Massachusetts.  He 
graduated  from  Yale  College  in  1753,  and  studied 
law,  but  gave  up  the  profession  and  entered  into 
business  and  became  wealthy;  was  a  member  of  the 
Constitutional  Convention  of  1779,  and  was  in  the 
State  Senate  1780-83.  His  grandson,  Samuel,  was  a 
lawyer,  and  settled  in  Cleveland,  O.,  and  was  for 
several  years  Mayor  of  that  city. 

12.  Eunice,  b.  Sept.  19,  1735,  in  Stonington,  Ct. ;  m.,  May 

31,  1756,  Abraham  Kirby. 

13.  A  child,  b. ;  d.  in  infancy.] 

6.  Ephraim^  Kirby  (Abraham*,  Roger',  John^,  Joseph^),  born 
Feb.  23,  1757,  in  Judea  Society,  Ancient  Woodbur>',  Ct.  About 
1763  he  removed  with  his  father  to  Litchfield,  Ct.,  where,  at  the 
age  of  eighteen,  he  joined  the  volunteers  who  organized  after  the 
battle  of  Lexington,  and  arrived  at  Boston  in  time  to  take  part 
in  the  battle  of  Bunker  Hill.  In  Dec,  1776,  he  enlisted  again  in 
the  Revolutionary  army,  and  served  as  a  cavalry  soldier  for  about 
two  years.  The  published  "  Records  of  Connecticut  Men  in  the 
War  of  the  Revolution,"  page  273,  contain  the  following  state- 
ment of  his  personal  appearance  at  this  period:  "  Ephraim  Kirby, 
private,  enlisted  Dec.  24,  1776,  of  Litchfield,  farmer.  Stature  5 
ft.  6,  complexion  dark,  eyes  dark,  hair  brown.  Discharged  Aug. 
7,  1778."  During  this  enlistment  he  was  with  Washington's  Army 
in  New  Jersey  and  Pennsylvania,  and  took  part  in  the  battles  of 

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Brandywine,  Germantown,  and  I^Ionmouth,  and  received  thirteen 
wounds.  He  was  on  the  staff  of  General  (Lord)  SterUng  at  the 
battle  of  Germantown,  and  there  received  seven  sabre  cuts  on 
the  head  from  a  British  soldier,  and  was  left  on  the  field  for  dead. 
These  honorable  scars  he  carried  with  him  through  life.  It  is 
said  that  he  lost  a  portion  of  his  brain  by  one  of  these  sabre  cuts, 
and  for  some  time  also  lost  his  mind.  Instantaneously  his  con- 
sciousness and  mind  returned,  when  he  exclaimed:  "Where  is 
Eagle?" — the  name  of  the  horse  he  was  riding  when  he  was  cut 
down.  He  subsequently  served  as  Lieutenant  in  a  Rhode  Island 
company,  and  remained  in  the  field  until  independence  was 
achieved.  After  the  conclusion  of  the  Revolutionary  War  he  was 
for  seme  time  a  student  at  Yale  College,  but  did  not  graduate. 
In  1787  he  received  the  degree  of  A.M.  from  that  institution.  He 
studied  law  in  the  ofhce  of  Judge  Reynold  ^.larvin,  a  patriotic 
citizen  of  Litchfield,  who  had  been  King's  Attorney,  but  had 
resigned  this  office  on  the  outbreak  of  the  Revolutionary  struggle, 
and  married  his  only  daughter.  While  in  the  practice  of  law  in 
Litchfield,  Ct.,  in  1789,  he  published  "  Reports  of  the  Decisions 
of  the  Superior  Court  and  Court  of  Errors  of  the  State  of  ' 
Connecticut,  Litchfield,  1789."  This  was  a  novel  undertaking, 
being  the  first  volume  of  reports  ever  published  in  this  country. 
It  was  executed  v.ith  faithfulness,  judgment,  and  ability,  and  is 
still  regarded  as  authority  in  all  our  courts.  The  same  year,  17S9, 
he  wrote  the  pledge  and  organized  the  first  society  for  the  pro- 
motion of  temperance  ever  formed  in  America.  This  pledge  bears 
the  name  of  many  who  were  prominent  in  the  State. 

In  1 791  Ephraim  Kirby  was  for  the  first  tim.e  elected  to  repre- 
sent the  town  of  Litchfield  in  the  State  Legislature,  a  post  of 
honor  and  responsibility  to  which  he  was  re-elected  at  thirteen 
semi-annual  elections.  "As  a  legislator  he  was  always  distin- 
guished for  the  dignity  of  his  deportment,  for  his  comprehensive 
and  enlightened  views,  for  the  liberality  of  his  sentiments,  and  for 
his  ability  and  decision."  During  this  time  he  was  prominent 
in  business  and  military  affairs.  In  1795  he  was  one  of  the  seven 
directors  of  the  company  formed  by  Oliver  Phelps  of  Windsor, 
Ct.,  and  others  to  purchase  the  remaining  lands  belonging  to  the 
State  of  Connecticut  in  Ohio,  known  as  the  "  Western  Reserve." 
He  was  also  Colonel  of  the  Seventeenth  Regiment  Connecticut 
Militia,  and  was  commonly  known  as  "  Colonel  "  Kirby. 

On  the  election  of  Jefferson  as  President  in  1801  he  was  ap- 
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Connecticut.  About  this  period  he  was  for  several  years  the  Re- 
publican candidate  for  Governor  of  Connecticut,  but  failed  of 
election,  the  I'ederal  party  being  too  strong  for  the  followers  of 
Jefferson.  He  was  interested  also  in  the  Cincinnati  Society,  of 
which  he  was  an  original  member  (Rhode  Island),  and  was  promi- 
nent in  Masonic  circles.  His  library  and  sword  are  now  held  by 
the  Masonic  Lodge  of  Litchfield,  of  which  he  was  a  member. 
President  JefYerson  had  contemplated  offering  him  the  office  of 
Postmaster  General,  but  finally  called  Gideon  Granger  of  Con- 
necticut to  that  office.  In  1803  he  received  from  President  Jeffer- 
son the  appointment  as  Commissioner  for  Settlement  of  Law 
Claims  in  the  territory  east  of  Pearl  River  (^Mississippi).  In  1804 
he  was  appointed  by  Jefferson  L'nited  States  Judge  of  the  Supreme 
Court  for  the  territory  of  Orleans  (Louisiana).  Having  accepted 
the  latter  position,  he  set  out  for  New  Orleans,  but  was  not  des- 
tined to  reach  that  place.  Having  proceeded  as  far  as  Fort  Stod- 
dard in  the  Mississippi  territory,  he  was  taken  sick,  and  died 
there  Oct.  20,  1804,  at  the  early  age  of  forty-seven,  and  when  a 
wide  career  of  public  usefulness  seemed  opening  to  him.  His 
remains  were  interred  with  the  honors  of  war  and  other  demonstra- 
tions of  respect. 

"  Colonel  Kirby  was  a  man  of  the  highest  moral  as  well  as 
physical  courage,  devoted  in  his  feelings  and  aspirations,  warm 
and  generous  in  his  attachments,  and  of  indomitable  energy.  He 
was  withal  gentle  and  winning  in  his  manners,  kindly  in  his  dis- 
position, and  naturally  of  an  ardent  and  cheerful  temperament, 
although  the  last  few  years  of  his  life  were  saddened  by  heavy 
pecuniary  misfortunes.  He  had  acquired  a  handsome  property 
by  his  profession,  but  in  an  evil  hour  he  employed  an  agent  to 
purchase  for  him  a  large  tract  of  new  land  in  Virginia.  This  agent 
betrayed  his  trust,  and  by  his  dishonesty  involved  his  employer  in 
almost  hopeless  insolvency.  To  be  harassed  by  obligations  which 
he  could  not  meet  was,  to  an  honorable  man  like  Colonel  Kirby, 
a  source  of  the  keenest  solicitude.  He  enjoyed  the  friendship  of 
many  of  the  sages  of  the  Revolution,  the  correspondence  with 
whom  would  form  interesting  material  for  the  history  of  his  time; 
but,  unfortunately,  almost  all  was  lost  at  sea,  between  New  York 
and  St.  Augustine,  some  twenty-five  years  ago.  A  few  letters  to 
and  from  Prest.  Jefferson  only  have  been  preserved."  ("  Litch- 
field Biographies,"  pp.  103-110.) 

Ephraim  Kirby  m.arried,  March  17,  1784,  in  Litchfield,  Ct., 
Ruth  Marvin,  born  Dec.  20,  1763,  in  Litchfield,  Ct.,  only  daughter 

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of  Judge  Reynold  Marvin  of  Litchfield  and  Ruth  Welch,  daugh- 
ter of  Paul  Welch  of  New  Milford,  Ct.  Ruth  Marvin  Kirby  died 
Oct.  17,  1817,  in  Litchfield,  Ct.         Children:     ^,_^^ 

12.  i.  Frances  Kirby,  b.  April  6,  1785;  m.  Js^m^  Lee  Smith. 
ii.  Harriet  Kirby,  b.  March  20,  1788;  d.  Aug.  25,  1789. 

13.  iii.  Reynold  :vlarvin  Kirby,  b.  March  10,  1790;  m.  (i)  Har- 

riet W.  Larned,  (2)  Mary  Barclay. 

14.  iv.  Edmund  Kirby,  b.  April  8,  1794;  m.  Eliza  Brown. 
V.  Ephraim  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  26,  1796. 

15.  vi.  Harriet  Kirby,  b.  May  23,  1798;  m.  Francis  S.  Belton. 

16.  vii.  Helen  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  18,  1800;  m.  Benjamin  A.  Putnam. 

17.  viii.  Catherine  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  11,  1802;  m.  Joseph  P.  Russell. 

[Marvin  Lineage: 

L  Reynold  Ivlarvin  was  an  original  settler  of  Hartford,  1639; 
removed  to  Farmington,  and  afterward  to  Saybrook,  where  he 
was  made  freeman  in  1658.  He  died  in  1662  (will  dated  Ivlay 
13,  1662,  inventory  Oct.  28,  1662),  leaving  a  good  estate  to  chil- 
dren, Reynold  and  Mary. 

H.  Lieutenant  Reynold  Marvin  of  Lyme,  Ct,  born  about  1634; 
freeman  1658;  was  deacon,  also  Delegate  to  General  Court  in 
1670,  1672,  1673,  1674,  and  1676.  He  died  in  1676.  He  mar- 
ried (i)  Mary ;  (2)  Sarah  Clark,  daughter  of  George  Clark 

of  Milford,  Ct.  Children  by  his  second  wife:  (i)  John,  b.  1665; 
m.,  May  7,  1691,  Sarah  Graham,  dau.  of  Henry  of  Hartford;  (2) 
Reynold,  b.  1669;  (3)  Samuel,  b.  1671 ;  m.  Susanna  Graham, 
dau.  of  Henry  of  Hartford;  (4)  Mary,  m.  Richard  Ely;  (5)  Sarah, 
m.  James  Beckwith. 

HL  Captain  Reynold  Marvin  of  Lyme,  Ct.,  born  1669;  died 
Oct.  18,  1737,  aged  sixty-eight;  married  (i)  Phoebe  Lee,  born 
April  14,  1677,  daughter  of  Ensign  Thomas  Lee  and  Mary  De 
Wolf,  both  of  Lyme,  Ct.  She  died  Oct.,  1707,  and  he  married 
(2),  in  1708,  Martha  Waterman.  He  was  Captain  of  Militia, 
deacon,  and  deputy,  representing  Lyme  in  the  General  Court  of 
Connecticut  from  1701  to  1728.  Children  by  his  first  wife: 
(i)  Phoebe,  b.  Dec.  3,  1696;  m.  (i)  Daniel  De  Wolf  and  (2)  Na- 
thaniel Kirtland;  (2)  Reynold,  b.  Jan.,  1702;  (3)  Lydia,  b.  Jan. 
12,  1704;  (4)  Esther,  b.  April  3,  1707. 

IV.  Dea.  Reynold  Marvin  of  Lyme,  Ct.,  born  Jan.,  1702;  mar- 
ried (i),  Dec.  23,  1725,  his  cousin,  widow  Sarah  (Marvin)  Lay, 
widow  of  John  Lay  and  daughter  of  John  Marvin  and  Sarah 
Graham;  married  (2),  July  7,  1746,  widow  Mary  (Niles)  Kellogg 


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of  Colchester,  Ct.  Children  by  his  first  wife:  (i)  Reynold,  b. 
Oct.  23,  1726;  (2)  Phoebe,  m,  Joseph  Gillett;  (^3)  Dan,  m.  Mehit- 
able  Selden;  (4)  Lydia,  m.  J.  Gates. 

V.  Reynold  Alarvin  of  Litchfield,  Ct.,  born  Oct.  23,  1726;  died 
July  30,  1802;  married,  Feb.  23,  1763,  Ruth  Welch,  born  Dec. 
20,  1739,  in  New  iMilford,  Ct.,  daughter  of  Paul  Welch  of  New 

Milford  and Bronson  of  Waterbury,  Ct.     (Paul  Welch  was 

the  son  of  Thomas  and  Elizabeth  Welch  of  ^.lilford,  Ct.,  and 
grandson  of  Thomas  Welch  of  Milford,  Ct.,  and  Hannah  Buck- 
ingham, daughter  of  Thomas  of  Milford,  Ct.) 

VI.  Ruth  Alarvin,  born  Dec.  20,  1763;  died  Oct.  17,  1S17; 
married  Ephraim  Kirby.] 

12.  Frances*^  fvirby  (Ephraim^,  Abraham*,  Roger^,  John-, 
Joseph^),  born  April  6,  1785,  in  Litchfield,  Ct. ;  married,  Aug.  25, 
1806,  Joseph  Lee  Smith,  born  >,Iay  28,  1779,  son  of  Elnathan 
Smith  and  Chloe  Lee,  both  of  New  Britain,  Ct.  He  graduated 
from  Yale  College  1796,  studied  law  at  Judge  Reeve's  Law  School 
in  Litchfield,  Ct.,  and  afterward  practised  law  in  his  native  State 
until  the  commencement  of  the  war  of  18 12,  when  he  was  com- 
missioned Major  of  the  Twenty-fifth  U.  S.  Infantry.  For  dis- 
tinguished bravery  at  Forty  Mile  Creek  he  was  promoted  to  be 
Lieutenant-Colonel,  with  the  brevet  of  Colonel,  June  6,  1813. 
On  the  reorganization  of  the  army  in  1816  he  was  commissioned 
Lieutenant-Colonel,  and  was  promoted  to  Colonel,  Third  In- 
fantry, Feb.  10,  1818.  In  1821  he  resigned  his  commission,  and 
in  1823  he  was  appointed  by  President  Monroe  U.  S.  Judge  of 
the  Superior  Court  for  Florida.  From  1838  to  1842  he  was  dele- 
gate to  Congress  from  the  Territory  of  Florida.  He  died  May 
24,  1846,  and  was  buried  in  Litchfield,  Ct.  Frances  Kirby  Smith 
died  Aug.  3,  1875,  i"  Litchfield,  Ct.,  aged  ninety  years. 

Colonel  Joseph  Lee  Smith  was  a  man  of  imposing  appearance, 
attractive  features,  and  pleasant  manners.  He  stood  six  feet  two 
inches  in  height,  and  was  noted  for  his  activity  and  great  phys- 
ical strength.  His  only  superior  in  strength  in  the  army  was 
General  McNeil  of  Boston,  who  was  seven  feet  high.  His  com- 
plexion was  fair,  his  features  regular;  he  had  large  hazel  eyes 
and  curling  chestnut  hair.  The  "  Hartford  Times,"  in  an  article 
published  at  the  time  of  his  death,  said  of  him:  "Col.  Joseph 
Lee  Smith  was  a  man  of  the  highest  order  of  intellect,  of  most 
extensive  information,  of  superior  judgment,  of  great  personal 
bravery.     Although   of  an   ardent  temperament,   he   was   kind- 

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spirited  and  generous  to  a  fault.  A  I\Iajor  in  the  Army  of  the 
United  States  in  1812,  in  the  absence  of  his  Colonel,  he  com- 
manded his  regiment,  the  Twenty-third,  in  the  invasion  of  Canada 
in  1813.  On  the  evening  of  the  battle  in  which  Generals  Winder 
and  Chandler  were  taken  prisoners,  he  was  ordered  to  encamp 
his  regiment  in  the  rear  of  the  army  in  a  deep  ravine  between 
the  hills  near  Forty  ^SUle  Creek.  Considering  the  position  bad, 
he  insisted  upon  a  change,  and,  having  received  permission  to  do 
so,  moved  his  regiment  late  at  night  to  the  top  of  the  hill  near 
the  creek.  This  judicious  movement  saved  his  regiment,  for  he 
had  scarcely  reached  his  new  position  when  he  was  assailed  by  a 
superior  force  of  British  and  Indians.  He,  with  his  raw  troops 
—this  being  their  first  battle— held  his  position  against  repeated 
attacks  of  the  enemy,  and  by  a  rapid  and  successful  charge  at 
daylight,  seconded  by  the  Fifth  Regiment,  drove  back  the  enemy 
and  saved  the  army.  For  this  action  Major  Smith  was  promoted 
Lieutenant-Colonel  and  brevetted  Colonel.  Throughout  the  rest 
of  the  campaign,  and  to  the  dose  of  the  war,  he  was  regarded 
as  one  of  the  best  and  most  efficient  officers  in  the  army.  In 
1819  he  was  induced  to  resign  his  commission,  and  was  ap- 
pointed by  President  ^Monroe  United  States  Judge  of  the  Su- 
perior Court  of  Florida.  So  accurate  was  his  judgment  and  so 
thorough  his  knowledge  of  law  that  in  over  one  thousand  cases 
decided  by  him  prior  to  1836  not  a  single  decision  had  to  be 
reversed."  Children: 

18.  i.  Ephraim  Kirby  Smith,  b.  June  17,  1807;  m.  Mary  Isaacs 

Jerom.e. 

19.  ii.  Frances   Marvin   Smith,   b.   Oct.    12,    1809;  m.   Lucien 

Bonaparte  Webster. 
iii.  Josephine  Lee  Smith,  b.  1818,  in  Detroit,  Mich.;  d.  Nov., 
1835,  in  Brownville,  N.  Y. 

20.  iv.  Edmund  Kirby  Smith,  b.  May  16,  1824;  m.  Cassie  Selden. 

[Smith  Lineage: 

I.  William  Smith  of  Farmington,  Ct.,  brother  of  Christopher 
and  Joseph  of  Hartford,  Ct..  of  Simon  of  Haddam,  Ct.,  and  of 
Mary,  who  married  William  Partridge  of  Hartford,  Ct.  He  mar- 
ried, Aug.  16,  1644,  Elizabeth  Stanley,  and  died  in  1670  at  Farm- 
ington, Ct.    She  died  in  1678.    They  had  nine  children. 

II.  Joseph  Smith  of  Farmington,  Ct.,  third  son  of  the  preced-, 
ing,  born  Aug.  25,  165,5,  i"  Middletown,  Ct.,  married  (i)  Lydia 
'-;  (2)  Joanna  Looniis.    They  had  thirteen  children. 

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III.  Joseph  Smith  of  Farmington.  Ct.,  eldest  son  of  the  pre- 
ceding, born  Aug.  lo,  16S2;  married,  Jan.  19,  1707,  Mary  Royce. 
They  had  five  children. 

IV.  Joseph  Smith  of  Kensington,  eldest  son  of  the  preceding, 
born  July  13,  1710;  married,  March  2,  1737,  Thankful  Hubbard, 
born  July  23,  1719;  died  May  21,  1764,  youngest  daughter  of 
George  Hubbard  and  Mercy  Seymour,  and  granddaughter  of 
Samuel  Hubbard  and  Sarah  Kirby,  daughter  of  John  Kirby  of 
Middletown,  Ct.  She  died  May  21,  1764,  and  he  married  (2), 
Sept.,  1766,  widow  Esther  Deming.  He  was  a  man  of  wealth, 
and  prominent  in  public  affairs;  kept  a  tavern,  and  was  generally 
known  as  "  Landlord  Smith."  He  died  March  25,  1792,  in  Xew 
Britain,  Ct.  By  his  first  wife  he  had  eight  children.  (See  "'  De- 
scendants of  John  Kirby,"  p.  25.) 

y.  Elnathan  Smith  of  Kensington,  afterward  Xew  Britain,  Ct., 
eldest  son  of  the  preceding,  born  Nov.  23,  1738;  died  March  6, 
1826.  He  was  in  the  French  and  Indian  War,  and  acted  as  com- 
missary in  the  War  of  the  Revolution;  was  a  man  of  wealth  and 
commanding  physique.  He  married,  July  9,  1767,  Chloe,  born 
Jan.  15,  1746,  only  daughter  of  Colonel  Isaac  Lee  of  Kensington. 
They  had  nine  children. 

(Colonel  Isaac  Lee,  born  Jan.  7,  1717;  died  Dec.  13,  1802; 
married,  July  10,  1740,  Tabitha  Norton,  born  Dec.  20,  1718, 
daughter  of  Lieutenant  Isaac  Norton  of  Kensington.  He  was 
the  son  of  Dr.  Isaac  Lee,  a  physician  of  Kensington,  and  Mary 
Hubbard,  born  Feb.,  1689,  daughter  of  Samuel  Hubbard  and 
Sarah  Kirby,  daughter  of  John  Kirby  of  Middletown,  Ct.  Colonel 
isaac  Lee  was  a  member  of  the  Colonial  Assembly  from  1761  to 
1775;  in  1775  he  was  appointed  Colonel  of  the  Sixth  Regiment 
of  the  Colonial  Militia  of  Connecticut.  He  represented  the  town 
of  Kensington  in  the  Connecticut  State  Assembly  from  1776  to 
1791,  except  in  1777  and  1782.) 

VI.  Colonel  Joseph  Lee  Smith,  second  son  of  the  preceding, 
bom  May  28,  1779;  died  May  24,  1846;  married,  Aug.  25,  1806, 
Frances  Kirby.] 

18.  Ephraim  Kirby^  Smith  (Frances  Kirby^,  Ephraim'^,  Abra- 
ham*, Roger^,  John-,  Joseph^), -born  June  17,  1807,  in  Litchfield, 
Ct. ;  graduated  from  West  Point  in  1826;  was  Captain  Fifth  Regi- 
ment U.  S.  Infantry  during  the  Mexican  War,  and  died  Sept.  il, 
1847,  near  the  City  of  Mexico,  from  wounds  received  at  the  battle 
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charge  which  changed  the  tide  of  battle  to  victory,  and  as  he 
mounted  the  enemy's  works.     He  was  present  in  the  battles  of 
Palo  Alto,   Resaca  de  la   Palma,   Vera  Cruz,   Cherubusco,   and 
Molino  del  Rey.     Captain  E.   Kirby  Smith  married,  Sept.  30, 
1835,  at  Syracuse,  N.  Y.,  Mary  Isaacs  Jerome,  born  Sept.  30, 
1814,  it!  Cayuga  County,  N.  Y.,  daughter  of  Isaac  Jerome  and 
Clarinda  Patchin.    His  widow  married  (2),  Sept.  7,  1870,  General 
Amos   Beebe   Eaton,    Conmiissary   General    U.    S.    Army.      She 
died  Nov.  4,  1896,  in  Lancaster,  Pa.         Children: 
21.       i.  Joseph  Lee  Kirby  Smith,  b.  July  25,  1S36;  not  married. 
ii.  Emma  Jerome  Smith,  b,  March  17,  1840,  at  Fort  \\"in- 
nebago,  Wis.;  m.,  Dec.  24,  1862,  in  New  York  City, 
William  Blackwood,  M.D.,  b.  Dec.  25.  1827,  in  Balti- 
more, Md.,  son  of  Joseph  Blackwood  of  New  Jersey 
and  Mary  Ogle  of  Delaware.    They  are  now  living  in 
Lancaster,  Pa.         Children: 

1.  Katharine  Kirby  Blackwood,  b.  Oct.  17,  1S63, 

in  Germantown,  Pa. 

2.  Norman  Jerome  Blackwood,  b.  Jan.  3,  1866,  in 

Germantown,  Pa.;  m.,  Nov.  9,  1892,  Rebecca 
Wilkinson,  b.  Dec.  25,  1867,  in  Syracuse, 
N.  Y.,  dau.  of  J.  Forman  Wilkinson  and 
Louisa  B.  Raynor.  He  graduated  from  Jeffer- 
son Medical  College  in  1888.  and  is  now  Passed 
Assistant  Surgeon  in  the  U.  S.  Xavy.  He  was 
■     •  with    Commodore    Dewey    before    the    great 

naval   battle  at   Manila,   May    i,    1898.      No 
children. 

3.  Janet  Lord  Blackwood,  b.  June  7,  1875,  in  Lan- 

caster, Pa. 
iii.  George  Geddes  Smith,  b.  Jan.  11,  1843,  ^^  Dearborn 
Arsenal,  Mich.  He  went  to  sea  when  thirteen  years 
old,  and  made  many  long  voyages.  He  was  in  India 
when  he  heard  of  the  Civil  War  and  his  brother's 
death.  ,  He  immediately  sailed  for  home,  and  ofiered 
his  services  to  the  Government,  and  received  from 
Secretary  Welles  (an  old  schoolmate  of  his  father's  at 
Litchfield,  Ct.)  a  commission  as  Ensign  in  the  L^.  S. 
Navy.  After  the  close  of  the  war  he  obtained  a  citi- 
zen's appointment  as  Second  Lieutenant  Twenty-third 
U.  S.  Infantry.  He  died  Feb.  17,  1875,  at  Fort  D.  A. 
Russell,  Wyo.     Not  married. 

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[Jerome  Lineage: 

I.  Timothy  Jerome,  born,  1698,  in  the  Isle  of  Wight,  England. 
He  was  of  a  family  of  Huguenots  who  fled  from  persecution  in 
France  and  took  refuge  in  the  Isle  of  Wight.  He  came  to  America 
before  171 /,  and  settled  in  Wallingford,  Ct.,  where  he  died  in 
1750.    His  wife's  name  was  Abigail. 

II.  Samuel  Jerome,  eldest  son,  born,  1728,  in  Vv'allingford,  Ct.; 
died,  1796,  in  Pompey,  N.  Y.;  married  Lucy  Foster,  born  1732. 
He  removed,  between  1765  and  1770,  to  Stockbridge,  Mass.,  and 
afterward  to  Pompey,  Onondaga  County,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died 
in  1796. 

HI.  Timothy  Jerome,  seventh  son;  married  Mary  Isaacs, 
daughter  of  Ralph  Isaacs,  and  died  in  Pompey,  N.  Y. 

IV.  Isaac  Jerome,  born  Jan.  21,  1793,  in  Stockbridge,  Mass.; 
died  April  18,  1829,  in  Onondaga  County,  N.  Y.;  married,  in 
1813,  Clarinda  Patchin,  born  Feb.  7,  1794,  in  Milton,  Saratoga 
County,  N.  Y.,  daughter  of  Squire  and  Dorcas  Patchin  of  Litch- 
field, Ct.    She  died  Jan.  14,  1876,  in  Syracuse,  N.  Y.] 

21.  Joseph  Lee  Kirby^  Smith  (E.  K.  Smith',  Frances  Kirby', 
Ephraim^  Abraham*,  Roger^,  John",  Joseph^),  born  July  25, 
1836,  in  Syracuse,  N.  Y.  He  graduated  from  West  Point  in  1857, 
with  distinguished  honors,  and  was  assigned  as  brevet  Second 
Lieutenant  in  the  Corps  of  Topographical  Engineers.  He  was 
retained  awhile  at  the  Military  Academy  as  an  instructor,  and 
then  served  under  Major  J.  H.  Simpson  in  the  survey  of  Utah, 
and  subsequently  under  Captain  George  G.  Meade  (afterward 
General  Meade)  in  the  survey  of  Lake  Superior.  In  June,  1861. 
he  joined  the  staff  of  General  N.  P.  Banks,  and  remained  with 
the  latter  until  he  received  a  commission  of  Lieutenant-Colonel 
in  the  Fourth  New  Jersey  Volunteers.  Soon  after  he  was  ap- 
pointed Colonel  of  the  Forty-third  Ohio  Volunteers,  with  the 
brevet  of  Brigadier-General,  which  position  he  retained  until  his 
death.  He  was  with  General  Pope  at  the  taking  of  Island  No. 
10,  and  with  General  Rosecrans  at  Corinth,  he  then  acting  as 
Brigadier-General.  Fle  died  Oct.  12,  1862,  in  Corinth,  Miss., 
in  consequence  of  wounds  received  in  the  battle  fought  on  October 
4th,  while  bravely  leading  his  men  forward  to  protect  a  Federal 
battery  against  one  of  the  most  desperate  charges  made  by  the 
Confederates  that  day. 

General  Kirby  Smith's  death  called  forth  unusual  expressions 
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(published),  entitled  "  Our  Kirby  Smith,"  by  General  John  W. 
P'uller,  a  fellow  officer,  and  read  before  the  Ohio  Commandery 
of  the  Loyal  Legion  in  1887,  we  take  the  following  tributes  to  his 
memory.  General  D.  S.  Stanley,  in  his  official  report  of  the  battle 
of  Corinth,  touch ingly  refers  to  the  death  of  General  Kirby  Smith 
as  follows:  "  1  have  not  words  to  describe  the  qualities  of  this 
model  soldier,  or  to  express  the  loss  we  have  sustained  in  his  death. 
The  best  testimony  I  can  give  to  his  memory  is  the  spectacle  I 
witnessed  myself,  in  the  very  moment  of  battle,  of  stern,  brave 
men  weeping  like  children  as  the  word  passed,  '  Kirby  Smith  is 
killed!'"  General  A.  S.  Williams  speaks  of  him  thus:  "He 
was  my  beau-ideal  of  a  young  man.  There  v.as  a  daily  beauty  in 
his  life  that  won  the  hearts  of  all  who  knew  him.  .  .  .  He 
was  so  capable,  so  brave,  so  self-reliant,  without  vanity;  so  pa- 
tient and  so  persevering  in  the  line  of  duty,  that  I  looked  con- 
fidently for  splendid  services  and  rapid  and  well-earned  advance- 
ment." And  General  Fuller  himself  says:  "  He  was  a  born 
soldier,  and  gave  promise  of  a  brilliant  career.  He  was  more 
than  a  soldier — he  was  a  Christian.  He  never  made  a  parade  of 
his  religious  ideas.  No  man  ever  saw  in  him  the  least  particle 
of  cant.  Yet  in  and  through  the  soldier  there  shone  forth  in  the 
life  of  our  Kirby  Smith  the  evidence  of  that  life  which  is  eternal." 

19.  Frances  Marvin^  Smith  (Frances  Kirby°,  Ephraim',  Abra- 
ham*, Roger^  John^  Joseph^),  born  Oct.  12,  1809,  in  Litchfield, 
Ct.;  died  Dec.  10,  1881,  in  New  York  City;  married,  Dec.  21, 
1837,  Colonel  Lucien  Bonaparte  Webster,  born  March  17,  1801, 
in  Hartland,  Vt.  Colonel  Webster  graduated  from  West  Point 
1823,  and  rose  to  be  Major  of  the  Fourth  Regiment,  U.  S.  Army, 
with  brevet  of  Lieutenant-Colonel.  He  died  Nov.  3,  1S53,  at 
Brov/nsville,  Tex.         Children: 

i.  Josephine  Clara  Webster,  b.  Oct.  i,  1839,  at  Houlton,  Me. 
ii.  Catherine  Sophia  Webster,  b.  Nov.  17,  1841,  at  Fort  Hunt, 
Me.;  d.  May  9,  1843. 

iii.  Lucien  Santa  Rosa  Webster,  b.  March  17,  ,  at  Fort 

Pickens,  Fla.;  d.  Aug,  8,  1847,  at  Newport,  Ky. 
iv.  Frances  Isabel  Webster,  b.  Feb.  14,  1847,  at  Fort  Hunt, 
Me.;  m.,  Nov,  20,  1872,  in  New  York  City,  James  Martin 
Danner  of  York,  Pa.,  b.  Feb.  4,  1847,  in  York,  Pa.,  son 
of  William  Danner  and  Tvlaria  Schall.  Children  born 
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I.  Pamela  Everett  Danner,  b.  Sept.  i,  1S73. 


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2.  William  Martin  Banner,  b.  Sept.  6,  1875. 

3.  Lucien  Webster  Banner,  b.  Sept.  6,  1875;  twin. 

4.  Edmund  Kirby  Banner,  b.  Nov.  22,  1876. 

5.  James  Baniel  Banner,  b.  Bee.  8,  1877. 

6.  Frances  Marvin  Banner,  b.  April  12,  18S0. 

7.  Norman  Blackwood  Banner,  b.  June  6,  1884. 

8.  Josephine  Webster  Banner,  b,  June  21,  1887. 

V.  Edmund  Kirby  Webster,  b.  June  29,  1852;  m.,  Nov.  11, 
1885,  Letta  C.  Bavidson,  dau.  of  Gen.  J.  W.  Bavidson, 
U.  S.  A.  He  graduated  from  West  Point  in  1874,  and. 
was  commissioned  Captain  Second  Regiment,  U.  S.  In- 
fantry, July,  1893.     One  child: 

I.  Frances  i\Iarvin  Webster,  b.  Nov.  5,  1889. 

20.  Edmund  Kirby'^  Smith  (Frances  Kirby*',  Ephraim^  Abra- 
ham*, Roger^  John^  Joseph^),  born  ]\Iay  16,  1824,  in  St.  Augus- 
tine, Fla. ;  graduated  from  West  Point  Military  Academy  June, 
1845,  and  was  commissioned  a  Lieutenant  in  the  Fifth  U.  S. 
Infantry.  Buring  the  Mexican  war  he  was  with  the  army  of 
General  Scott  in  the  memorable  campaign  of  1847,  ^vhich  re- 
sulted in  the  capture  of  the  City  of  Mexico.  For  gallantry  at 
Cerro  Gordo  he  was  brevetted  First  Lieutenant,  and  for  bravery 
at  Contreras,  Captain.  After  the  close  of  the  war  he  served  for 
three  years  as  Professor  of  Mathematics  in  the  U.  S.  ^Military 
Academy  at  West  Point.  In  1854-55  he  was  engaged  in  the 
Mexican  boundary  survey,  and  afterward  as  Captain  of  the  Second 
U.  S.  Cavalry  served  against  the  Indians  on  the  frontier.  He 
was  severely  wounded  June  13,  1859,  in  an  engagement  with  the 
Comanches  near  old  Fort  Atchison,  Texas.  For  these  services 
against  the  Indians  he  received  the  thanks  of  the  Texas  Legis- 
lature. 

On  the  secession  of  Florida  from  the  Union  he  resigned  his 
commission  in  the  U.  S.  Army,  and  was  appointed  Lieutenant- 
Colonel  in  a  Company  of  Cavalry  of  the  Confederate  Army. 
During  the  Civil  War  he  rose  to  become  a  full  General  of  the 
C.  S.  A.,  and  obtained  distinction  as  a  successful  leader.  At  the 
battle  of  Bull  Run,  July  21,  1861,  he  was  severely  wounded  in 
the  beginning  of  the  engagement.  In  1862  he  was  placed  in  com- 
mand of  the  Bepartment  of  East  Tennessee,  Kentucky,  North 
Georgia,  and  Western  North  Carolina.  He  led  the  advance  of 
General  Braxton  Bragg's  army  in  the  Kentucky  campaign,  and 
defeated  the  National  forces  under  General  Nelson  at  Richmond, 

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Ky.,  Aug-.  30,  1862.  In  Feb.,  1863,  he  was  assigned  to  the  com- 
mand of  the  Trans-Mississippi  Department,  and  was  ordered  to 
organize  a  government  for  this  region,  which  inchided  Texas, 
Louisiana,  Arkansas,  and  the  Indian  Territory.  He  made  his 
conmiunication  with  Richmond  by  running  the  blockade  at  Gal- 
veston, Tex.,  and  Wilmington,  N.  C.  He  sent  large  quantities 
of  cotton  to  Confederate  agents  abroad,  and  introduced  ma- 
chinery from  Europe,  with  which  he  established  factories  and 
furnaces,  opened  mines,  made  powder  and  castings,  and  rendered 
the  district  self-supporting  until  the  war  closed,  at  which  time 
his  forces  were  the  last  to  surrender.  In  1864  he  successfully 
opposed  and  defeated  General  Banks  in  his  Red  River  campaign. 

After  the  war  General  Kirby  devoted  himself  to  teaching  in 
several  of  the  leading  schools  of  the  South.  He  was  successively 
President  of  the  Western  Military  Academy  of  Kentucky,  Chan- 
cellor of  the  University  of  Nashville,  Tenn.,  and  Professor  of 
Mathematics  in  the  University  of  the  South,  Sewanee,  Tenn.  He 
died  March  28,  1893,  at  Sewanee,  Tenn.,  in  the  seventieth  year 
of  his  age. 

The  following  memoranda  of  General  E.  Kirby  Smith's  mili- 
tary career  is  taken  from  his  own  notes: 

"  Gen.  E.  Kirby  Smith,  grad.  from  West  Point,  June,  1845,  ^"^ 
was  attached  to  his  brother's  company,  5th  U.  S.  Infantry,  as 
Brevet  2nd  Lieut.  Promoted  2nd  Lieut,  7th  U.  S.  Infantry,  Aug. 
22,,  1846.  Brevet  ist  Lieut.  Apr.  18,  1847,  for  '  Gallantry  at  bat- 
tle of  Cerro  Gordo,  Mexico.'  Brevet  Capt.  Aug.  20,  1847,  fo^ 
'  Gallantry  at  battle  of  Contreras,  Mexico.'  Assistant  Prof,  of 
Mathematics,  Military  Academy,  1849-53.  First  Lieut.  7th  In- 
fantry, Mch.  9,  185 1.  Capt.  2nd  Cavalry,  May  3,  1855.  On 
Mexican  Boundary  Commission  1854-5.  Resigned  his  commis- 
sion of  Major  of  Cavalry,  Apr.  6,  1861,  on  the  secession  of  Florida 
his  native  state.  Lt.  Col.  of  Cavalry,  C.  S.  Army  April  20,  1861. 
Brig.  Gen.  C.  S.  A.  June  17,  i86i,  and  Chief  of  Staff,  Army  of  the 
Potomac.  Maj.  Gen.  C.  S.  A.,  Oct.  11,  1861,  commanding  Elzy's 
and  Forney's  Brigades  at  Battle  of  Manassas.  As  Maj.  Gen. 
commanding  Reserve  Division,  Army  Potomac,  Elzy,  Taylor  and 
Trimble's  Brigades.  Lieut.  Gen.  Oct.  9,  1862,  commanding  Dept. 
of  E.  Tenn.,  Ky.,  N.  Ga.  and  W^  N.  Car.;  Stevenson,  McComb 
and  Heth's  Divisions  Infy. ;  Forrest,  Morgan,  Scott  and  Ashby's 
Brigades  of  Cavalry.  General  C.  S.  A.  Feb.  19,  1864,  command- 
ing '  Trans-Mississippi  Department,'  including  '  The  District 
of  Louisiana,'    Taylor's  Corps  of  Walker's  and  Polignac's  Di- 

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visions  of  Infantry,  and  Green's  Brigade  of  Cavalr\':  'The  Dis- 
trict of  Texas,'  jNIagruder's  Corps  of  Forney's,  McCullogh's  and 
Wharton's  Divisions;  '  The  District  of  Arkansas,'  Price's  Corps 
of  Price's  and  Churchill's  Divisions  of  Infantry,  and  Pagan,  Shelby 
and  Marmaduke's  Brigades  of  Cavalry;  'The  District  of  Indian 
Territory,'  Moxey's  Division,  Gano's  and  Standwaty's  Brigades. 
*'  Was  present  at  the  battles  of  Palo  Alto,  Resaca  de  la  Palma, 
Monterey,  \'era  Cruz,  Cerro  Gordo,  Cherubusco,  Contreras  and 
Molino  del  Rey,  Mexico;  in  several  engagements  with  the  Co- 
manche and  Kioway  Indians  on  Texas  Frontier;  severely  wounded 
in  battle  with  Comanches  near  Fort  Atkinson,  June  13,  1859. 
Severely  wounded  at  battle  of  Manassas.  In  the  Kentucky  cam- 
paign, 1862,  commanded  column  of  Stevenson's,  Cleburne's,  Heth's 
and  Marshall's  Divisions  of  Infantry;  Morgan's  and  Scott's  Cav- 
alry'— near  30,000  men.  Commanded  at  battle  of  Richmond,  Ky., 
routing  the  enemy  Aug.  30,  1862.  Commanded  and  directed  the 
movements  opposing  Banks's  campaign  on  Red  River  Louisiana, 
in  the  battles  of  Pleasant  Hill,  Mansfield  and  Jenkins  Ferry.  Re- 
ceived the  thanks  of  the  Congress  of  Confederate  States,  Feb. 
17,  1863.  Received  by  Joint  Resolution,  Legislature  State  of 
Texas,  '  thanks  for  victories  gained  in  Louisiana  and  Arkansas,' 
May  24,  1864.  Received  thanks  of  Legislature  of  Texas  in  1S61 
for  services  against  Indians  on  Texas  Frontier.  President  of 
Atlantic  and  Pacific  Telegraph  Company  1 866-68;  president 
Western  Military  Academy  1868-70;  Chancellor  University  of 
Nashville  1870-75;  professor  of  Mathematics  in  University  of  the 
South  1875." 

General  E.  Kirby  Smith  was  married,  Sept.  24,  1861,  in  Lynch- 
burg, Va.,  to  Cassie  Selden,  born  Sept.  26,  1837,  in  Lynchburg, 
Va.,  daughter  of  Samuel  ^Marshall  Selden  (born  181 5)  and  Caro- 
line Hare,  both  of  Lynchburg,  Va.  His  widow  is  living  (1897) 
in  Sewanee,  Tenn.         Children: 

i.  Caroline  Selden  Kirby-Smith,*  b.  Oct.  5,  1862,  in  Lynch- 
burg, Va. 
ii.  Frances  Kirby-Smith,  b.  July  9,  1864,  in  Hempstead,  Tex. 
iii.  Edmund  Kirby-Smith,  b,  Aug.  28,   1866,  in  Louisville, 
Ky.;  m.,  March   10,  1894,  Virginia  Tellez  of  Jaltipan, 
Mexico.    He  is  now  living  in  Jaltipan,  Mexico. 
iv.  Lydia  Kirby-Smith,  b.  April  4,  1868,  in  Louisville,  Ky. 


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their  name,  and  will  be  known  henceforth  as  "  Kirby-Smith." 

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V.  Rowena  Selden  Kirby-Smith,  b.  Oct.  2,  1870,  in  New 
Castle,  Ky.;  m.,  May  22,  1889,  Randolph  Buck  of  Vicks- 
burg-,  Miss.  Children: 

1.  Juliana  Buck,  b.  Jan.,  1891. 

2.  Rowena  Buck,  b.  March,  1893. 

vi.  Elizabeth  Chaplin  Kirby-Smith,  b.  Jan.  2,  1872,  in  Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

vii.  Reynold  Marvin  Kirby-Smith,  b.  June  14,  1874,  in  Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 
viii.  William  Selden  Kirby-Smith,  b.  Feb.  27,  1876,  in  Sewanee, 
Tenn. 

ix.  Josephine  Kirb-y-Smith,  b.  Oct.  ii,  1878,  in  Sewanee,  Tenn. 

X.  Joseph  Lee  Kirby-Smith,  b.  April  16,  1882,  in  Sewanee, 
Tenn. 

xi.  Ephraim  Kirby-Smith,  b.  Aug.  30,  1884,  in  Sewanee,  Tenn. 


13.  Reynold  Marvin*  Kirby  (Ephraim^  Abraham*,  Roger^ 
John-,  Joseph'),  born  March  10,  1790,  in  Litchfield,  Ct.  In  1809 
he  began  the  practice  of  law  in  Litchfield,  but  abandoned  the 
same  on  the  outbreak  of  the  war  of  1812  with  Great  Britain,  and 
accepted  a  commission  as  Lieutenant  in  the  Massachusetts 
Militia.  He  was  commissioned,  July  9,  1813,  Third  Lieutenant 
in  the  Third  Regiment  U.  S.  Artillery,  and,  Oct.  i,  1813,  Second 
Lieutenant  in  the  same  Regiment.  He  joined  the  United  States 
forces  in  Canada  in  time  to  participate  in  the  battle  fought  near 
Cornwall  on  Nov.  11,  1813.  He  was  in  the  battles  of  Chippewa 
and  Lundy's  Lane;  was  also  at  the  siege  of  Fort  Erie  in  1814, 
where  as  aid  to  General  Ripley  he  received  him  in  his  arms  when 
he  fell  wounded,  and  was  twice  brevetted  for  gallant  conduct  dur- 
ing the  siege.  After  the  war  he  was  retained  as  Second  Lieu- 
tenant in  the  Corps  of  Artillery.  April  29,  1816,  he  was  appointed 
Assistant  Adjutant-General,  with  brevet  rank  of  Major,  and  was 
first  assigned  to  duty  on  the  staff  of  General  Brown  at  Sackett's 
Harbor,  N.  Y.,  and  thence  was  transferred  to  the  staff  of  General 
Ripley,  and  afterward  to  the  staff  of  General  ]\Iacomb  at  Detroit, 
Mich.  The  office  of  Assistant  Adjutant-General  having  been 
abolished  at  the  reduction  of  the  army  in  1821,  he  was  assigned 
to  the  First  Artillery  as  a  First  Lieutenant;  Aug.  5,  1824,  he  was 
commissioned  Captain  of  the  same  Regiment,  and  Sept.  17,  1824, 
was  promoted  to  Brevet  Major  for  "  ten  years'  faithful  service." 
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fence  of  the  Government  during  the  nulhfication  excitement,  and 
from  1836  until  May,  1838,  he  w  as  actively  engaged  in  the  Florida 
war  with  the  Seminole  Indians,  during  which  he  contracted  a 
disease  that  shortened  his  life.  The  hardships  which  both  himself 
and  his  command  endured  in  the  Seminole  war  may  be  inferred 
from  the  following  extract  from  the  unpublished  diary  of  Major 
Kirby  kept  by  him  during  the  winter  of  1837-38: 

"  March  23,  1838. — Slept  on  board  the  steamer.  Marched  early. 
Our  route  for  three  miles  lay  across  the  Pine  Barrens.  We  then 
emerged  upon  the  border  of  the  Everglades,  which  commences 
with  mud  and  soon  changes  to  water  and  grass.  We  floundered 
through  this  for  one  mile  and  a  half  and  struck  the  trail  of  the 
Indians.  The  water  and  mud  was  belly-deep  to  the  horses.  The 
region  before  us,  as  far  as  the  eye  could  reach,  was  an  expanse 
of  grass  and  water,  interspersed  with  clumps  of  small  trees  re- 
sembling islands.  The  skirt  on  the  mainland  was  a  most  dismal 
and  dense  Cyprus  swamp,  the  trees  covered  with  waving  moss. 
In  half  an  hour  twenty  boats  came  up.  One  company  of  horse 
dismounted,  and  one  remained  in  charge  of  those  left.  The  men 
were  divided  among  the  boats,  putting  their  muskets  and  car- 
tridge boxes  in  them,  and  marching  each  side  and  dragging  the 
boats.  We  followed  the  trail  for  seven  hours,  the  men  never  less 
than  two  feet  deep  in  mud  and  water,  often  to  the  middle,  and 
sometimes  taken  in  to  the  shoulders;  yet  they  went  on  with  spirit 
and  without  complaint.  At  five  o'clock  we  approached  a  large 
island  covered  with  pines,  and  discovered  smoke.  We  were  now 
sure  of  our  prey,  and  increased  our  exertions.  Our  approach 
was  concealed  by  the  high  grass  which  rose  above  our  heads.  We 
closed  upon  the  island  at  the  north  end.  At  the  same  time  Cap- 
tain Powell  moved  on  to  the  attack  on  the  west  side  of  the  island, 
thus  bringing  the  enemy  between  us.  My  march  was  through 
high  saw-grass  and  deep  mud.  I  was  once  or  tv;ice  down  in  the 
mud,  and  pulled  out  by  two  strong  men  whom  I  kept  with  me. 

"  When  we  got  into  the  open  ground,  I  endeavored  to  extend  so 
far  as  to  turn  the  enemy's  right,  and  then  directed  the  whole  for- 
ward with  the  bayonet.  I  never  saw  a  finer  or  steadier  move- 
ment on  parade  at  eighty  yards,  and  expected  a  sheet  of  fire  from 
the  bushes  in  front.  At  this  moment  a  cannon  from  the  boats 
opened,  and  the  whole  island  resounded  with  the  war-whoop, 
and  rifles  on  Powell's  side.  This  inspired  our  men  with  fresh 
vigor,  and  we  dashed  into  the  cover  where  we  supposed  the 
Indians  were  in  line;  but,  on  seeing  our  force  and  the  move  of 

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approach,  they  fled  up  the  island,  passing  my  left  before  we  could 
fire.  In  five  minutes  we  were  in  possession  of  their  position.  We 
met  in  the  camp  Powell's  command,  which  had  landed  on  the 
opposite  side.  Darkness  had  come  on,  and  after  our  great  fatigue 
it  was  impossible  to  pursue.  The  next  morning  I  marched  with 
the  main  body  in  pursuit  upon  the  enemy's  trail.  At  nine  o'clock 
1  received  orders  to  retrograde.  The  men  were  too  much  broken 
to  hazard  more,  and  our  provisions  would  be  out  in  twenty-four 
hours.  We  took  a  nearer  and  more  direct  route,  and  arrived  on 
the  main  at  4  p.m.  The  boats  were  dragged  three  miles  through 
the  same  mud  as  before  they  entered  the  river,  from  whence  it 
w-as  six  miles  to  the  camp,  which  we  made  at  nine  o'clock.  Thus 
was  accomplished  one  of  the  most  desperate  expeditions  attempted 
during  the  war.  It  was  a  forlorn  hope,  for  had  we  not  defeated 
the  Indians  not  a  man  could  have  escaped  to  tell  the  tale." 

From  May  to  Aug.,  1838,  Major  Kirby  was  engaged  in  the  re- 
moval of  the  Cherokee  Indians  beyond  the  r^Iississippi.  After  this 
sen'ice  he  was  transferred  with  his  command  to  the  northeastern 
frontier,  where  he  was  intrusted  with  important  and  delicate  duties 
relating  to  the  "  Maine  boundary  line  "  dispute  with  Great  Britain, 
and  for  the  manner  in  which  he  discharged  this  duty  was  com- 
plimented by  General  Scott  in  general  orders.  He  Vv^as  trans- 
ferred to  the  command  of  Fort  Sullivan,  near  Eastport,  Me., 
where,  on  Oct.  7,  1842,  he  died  of  pleurisy,  the  result  of  his  ser- 
vice in  the  Florida  war. 

Major  Reynold  Marvin  Kirby  married  (i),  at  Detroit,  Mich., 
Harriet  Wadsworth  Larned,  born  Sept.  13,  1796,  in  Pittsheld, 
Mass.;  died  June  3,  1830,  at  Fortress  Monroe,  V'a.  Of  the  five 
children  by  this  union  four  died  in  infancy.  Their  son,  George 
Edmund,  attained  manhood,  but  died  without  issue  April  3,  1862, 
in  New  York  City.  He  married  (2),  Dec.  22,  1831,  in  Richmond, 
Va.,  Mary  Barclay,  born  March  21,  181 1,  in  Richmond,  \'a., 
daughter  of  David  Barclay  of  Richmond  and  Ann  HoofT  Gretter 
of  Alexandria,  Va.  She  died  July  16,  1891,  at  Richmond,  Ya. 
Children  by  his  second  wife: 

'  i.  David  Barclay  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  31,  1832,  at  Fortress  Mon- 

roe, Va.;  d.  Oct.  5,  1834,  at  Beaufort,  N.  C. 
ii.  David  Barclay  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  11,  1834.  in  Beaufort, 
N.  C. ;  m.,  April  7,  1874,  in  Brooklyn,  X.  Y.,  Emily 
Rees,  b.  May  29,  1835,  in  New  York  City.  He  is  a 
lawyer  in  New  York  City,  and  is  a  member  of  the 
Cincinnati  Society.  No  children. 
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iii.  Reynold  Marvin  Kirby,  b.  Oct  5,  1836,  in  St.  Augustine, 
Fla.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Second  Company, 
Richmond  Howitzers,  C.  S.  A.,  and  participated  in 
the  battle  of  Big  Bethel,  Va.,  June  10,  1861.  He  died 
July  27,  1861,  in  Richmond,  Va.,  from  disease  con- 
tracted in  the  service. 

iv.  Edmund  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  13,  1839,  at  Hancock  Barrack, 
Houlton,  jNIe.  He  was  appointed  a  cadet  of  the  Vir- 
ginia Military  Institute  in  1857,  and  graduated  in 
1861.  While  a  cadet  his  corps  was  ordered  to  Har- 
per's Ferry,  where  he  witnessed  the  execution  of  John 
Brown.  After  his  graduation  he  enlisted  in  Lindsay 
Walker's  Howitzer  Battery,  and  served  as  sergeant 
during  the  seven  days'  fight.  In  1863,  upon  the  ap- 
plication of  Col.  John  B.  Palmer,  commanding  the 
F'ifty-eighth  N.  C.  Infantry,  he  was  transferred  from 
Walker's  battery  and  appointed  Adjutant  of  the  Fifty- 
eighth  Regiment,  and  on  the  resignation  of  the  Lieut.- 
Col.  was  appointed  to  the  vacancy.  He  was  killed 
Sept.  20,  1863,  at  the  battle  of  Chickamauga,  while 
leading  his  regiment  against  the  strong  position  of 
Gen.  Granger.  He  fell,  pierced  by  five  balls,  while 
the  words,  "  Drive  them,  boys,"  were  on  his  lips. 

V.  Margaret  Barclay  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  13,  1839,  twin,  at  Han- 
cock Barrack,  Houlton,  Me. 
22.     vi.  Joseph  Lee  Smith   Kirby,  b.  Nov.  2,   1841 ;  m.  Sarah 
Cornelia  Wayt  Gibbs. 


[Barclay  Lineage: 

I.  David  Barclay  of  Mathers,  Scotland.  He  was  the  repre- 
sentative of  an  old  Scoto-Norman  family  that  traced  itself,  through 
fifteen  intervening  generations,  to  Theobald  de  Berkeley,  w-ho 
acquired  a  settlement  in  Scotland  about  the  middle  of  the  twelfth 
century.  From  him  was  descended  Sir  Robert  Barclay,  Knight, 
of  Pierston,  Baronet  of  Nova  Scotia,  and  also  Barclay  de  Tolley, 
the  distinguished  Russian  general  who  was  opposed  to  Napoleon 
during  the  campaigns  of  1812  and  1813. 

II.  David  Barclay  of  Kincardineshire,  son,  born  about  1610; 
died  Oct.  12,  1686,  at  Ury,  Kincardineshire;  married,  Jan.  26, 
1648,  Catherine,  daughter  of  Sir  Robert  Gordon,  premier  baronet 
of  Nova  Scotia  and  the  historian  of  the  house  of  Sutherland.    His 

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father  became  so  impoverished  by  his  own  extravag-ances  that  he 
v/as  compelled  to  sell  the  estates  that  had  been  in  the  family  for 
upward  of  five  hundred  years.  Upon  these  reverses,  David,  his 
son,  entered  the  army  of  Gustavus  Adolphus,  and  soon  rose  to  the 
rank  of  Major.  On  the  outbreak  of  the  civil  war  in  his  native 
land  he  returned  home,  and  was  Colonel  of  a  regiment  of  horse 
in  the  Scotch  army.  He  was  engaged  in  several  responsible 
stations  in  civil  life,  and  was  twice  a  member  of  Parliament. 

(Sir  Robert  Gordon,  the  founder  of  the  family  of  Gordon- 
stoun  in  Morayshire,  was  the  fourth  son  of  Alexander  Gordon, 
Earl  of  Sutherland.  He  was  descended  from  the  first  Earl  of 
Huntly,  as  follows: 

i.  Alexander  de  Seton,  Lord  of  Gordon,  was  created  first 
Earl  of  Huntly  in  1449.    His  son: 

ii.  George   Gordon,   second   Earl   of  Huntly,   b,   ;   d. 

1502    (?);    m.,    Oct.    10,    1457,    Annabclla,    youngest 
daughter  of  Jam.es  I.,  King  of  Scotland,  by  Queen 
Joan,    dau.    of    John    Beaufort,    Earl    of    Somerset. 
Their  second  son: 
iii.  Adam  Gordon,  Lord  of  Aboyne,  m.  Elizabeth,  Countess 
of  Sutherland,  sister  of  the  ninth  Earl,  and  he  assumed 
the  title  of  Earl  of  Sutherland  through  the  right  of  liis 
wife.    Their  son: 
iv.  Alexander    Gordon,    master    of    Sutherland,    m.    Jane 
Stewart,  dau,  of  the  second  Earl  of  Atholl.    Their  son: 
V.  John  Gordon,  b.  1526  (?);  d.  1567,  became,  on  the  death 
of  his  grandfather,  the  tenth,  or,  as  some  reckon,  the 
eleventh  Earl  of  Sutherland.     He  married  (2d  wife) 
Helen  Stewart,  dau.  of  John,  third  Earl  of  Lennox. 
Their  second  son: 
vi.  Alexander  Gordon,  eleventh,  or  twelfth.  Earl  of  Suther- 
land, b.  1552;  d.  1594;  m.,  Dec.  13,  1573,  Jane  Gor- 
don, who  had  married  previously  James,  Earl  of  Both- 
well,  but  had  been  divorced  by  him  in  order  to  marry 
Mary,  Queen  of  Scots.     She  was  his  third  cousin, 
being  the  daughter  of  George  Gordon,  fourth  Earl  of 
Huntly,  who  was  the  son  of  John  and  the  grandson 
of  Alexander,  third  Earl  of  Huntly,  who  was  the  son 
of  George  Gordon,  the  second  Earl  of  Huntly.    Their 
fourth  son: 
vii.  Sir  Robert  Gordon,  b.  May  14,  1580,  at  Dunrobin  Cas- 
tle, Sutherlandshire;  d.   1656;  m.,  Feb,   16.   1613,  at 
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London,  Louisa  (or  Lucie)  Gordon,  only  child  and 
heiress  of  John  Gordon,  D.D.    See  "  Peerage  of  Scot- 
land," by  Sir  Robert  Douglas,  Vol.  IL,  pp.  578-79) 
in.  Governor  Robert  Barclay,  son  of  David  Barclay  of  Kin- 
cardineshire by  Catherine,  daughter  of  Sir  Robert  Gordon,  born 
Dec.  23,  1648,  at  Gordonstoun,  Morayshire;  died  Oct.  3,   1690, 
at  Ury  near  Aberdeen  in  Kincardineshire;  married,  Feb.,   1670, 
Christian,  daughter  of  Gilbert  and  Margaret  MoUison.     He  was 
educated  at  the  Scotch  college  in  Paris,  of  which  his  uncle  was 
rector.     In    1667  he  embraced  the  principles  of  the  Society  of 
Friends,  and  became  one  of  its  ablest  expounders.     He  published 
several  treatises  in  defence  of  its  doctrines.     His  most  important 
work,  "  An  Apology  for  the  True  Christian  Divinity,"  published 
in  Latin  in  1676,  and  translated  into  English  in  1678,  is  remark- 
able as  the  standard  exposition  of  the  principles  of  his  sect,  and 
it  is  still  the  most  important  manifesto  of  the  Friends.     He  was 
imprisoned  in   1676,  but  was  released  in  April  of  the  following 
year,  and  joined  William  Penn  and  George  Fox  in  a  visit  to  Ger- 
many.    In   1682  a  body  of  twelve  Quakers,  under  the  auspices 
of  his  friend  Penn,  acquired  the  proprietorship  of  East  Jersey  in 
North  America,  and  the  following  year  the  Duke  of  York  gave  a 
patent  of  the  province  to  the  proprietors,  w^ho  had  added  to  the 
body  twelve  associates,   including   Barclay.      In  July,    1683,   he 
was  appointed  by  the  proprietors  Governor  of  East  New  Jersey, 
with  the  right  to  appoint  a  deputy.     ("  History  of  New  Jersey," 
by  Samuel  Smith,  p.  167.)    He  was  unwilling  to  leave  his  native 
land,  and  only  availed  himself  of  the  power  with  which  he  was 
invested  of  sending  a  deputy.     His  brothers  John   and   David 
afterward  went  to  settle  there,  but  David  died  on  the  passage. 
Governor  Barclay  left  three  sons  and  four  daughters,  all  of  whom 
were  living  fifty' years  after  his  death.     His  wife  died  Dec.   14, 
1722,  in  her  seventy-sixth  year. 

IV.  David  Barclay  of  London,  son,  is  said  to  have  been  born 
in  1674,  and  to  have  died  in  1763,  when  nearly  ninety  years  old. 
He  was  a  merchant  of  London,  England,  and  was  prominent  as 
a  mercer  in  Cheapside,  where  he  amassed  considerable  wealth. ^  It 
is  said  that  he  entertained  three  kings  of  England  in  succession, 
viz.,  George  I.,  George  II.,  and  George  HI. 

V.  David  Barclay  of  Ayrshire,  son,  born  1725;  died  Dec.  15, 
1803;  married  Mary  Knox,  a  descendant  of  John  Knox,  the  Scotch 
reformer.  She  died  Sept.  3,  1804.  He  acquired  considerable 
property  from  his  father,  and  lived  the  quiet  life  of  a  landholder 

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upon  his  estate  near  Stewarton  in  Ayrshire,  where  he  died  Dec. 
15,  1S03. 

VI.  David  Barclay  of  Richmond,  Va.,  son,  born  iSIay  11,  1782, 
near  Stewarton,  Scotland;  died  Nov.  16.  1858,  in  Richmond,  \'a.; 
married,  June  30,  1810,  Ann  Hoof  Gretter,  born  Sept.  28,  1790, 
at  Alexandria,  Va.;  died  Aug.  23,  1845,  in  Richmond,  Va.,  daugh- 
ter of  John  and  2*klargaret  (Goulding)  Gretter  of  Alexandria,  Va. 
At  an  early  age,  seized  with  the  spirit  of  adventure,  he  ran  away 
from  home  and  enlisted  in  the  British  army.  After  serving  for 
several  years  in  India,  Africa,  and  the  West  Indies,  he  was  hon- 
orably discharged,  in  1806,  in  the  island  of  Jamaica,  from  whence 
he  came  to  the  United  States  and  settled  in  Richmond.  He  was 
one  of  the  first  merchants  of  that  city  to  engage  in  the  manu- 
facture of  tobacco,  in  which  business  he  amassed  a  large  fortune 
that  was  subsequently  lost  by  imprudent  endorsements  for  others. 
He  was  the  owner  of  a  large  number  of  slaves,  and  in  politics  was 
a  Whig.  Children  born  in  Richmond : 

1.  Mary,  b.  March  21,   181 1;  m.,  Dec.  22,   1831,  Major 

Reynold  Marvin  Kirby. 

2.  David,  b.  Nov.  27,  1812;  d.  June  2,  1848;  not  married. 

3.  Margaret  Goulding,  b.  Dec.  9,  1814;  m.,  Aug.  28,  1845, 

Robert  McClellan  of  New  York  City. 

4.  Jane  Knox,  b.  Jan.  14,  1817;  m.,  Nov.  24,  1842,  George 

R.  Peake  of  Virginia. 

5.  Ann,  b.  June  24,  1818;  d.  Aug.  25,  1819. 

6.  Alexander,  b.  April  27,  1820;  d.  Aug.  25,  1821. 

7.  Helen  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  18,  1832;  m.,  Nov.  4,  1851,  Dr. 

John  B.  W^althall  of  Richmond,  Va.] 

22.  Joseph  Lee  Smith^  Kirby  (Reynold  Marvin^,  Ephraim', 
Abraham*,  Roger^,  John^  Joseph^),  born  Nov.  2,  1841,  at  Fort 
Sullivan,  Eastport,  Me.  During  the  Civil  War  he  was  at  first 
aide  to  General  E.  Kirby  Smith,  and  subsequently  Captain  of 
Engineers,  C.  S.  Army.  After  the  war  he  practised  law,  and  was 
appointed  by  the  Virginia  Legislature  Judge  for  Nelson  County, 
Va.  On  leaving  the  bench  he  removed  to  Staunton,  Va.,  where 
he  is  now  practising  his  profession.  Judge  Joseph  L.  S.  Kirby 
married,  June  27,  1872,  at  Lynchburg,  Va.,  Sarah  Cornelia  Wayt 
Gibbs,  bom  Oct.  2,  1840,  in  Waynesboro,  Augusta  County, 
Va.,  daughter  of  William  Wayt  Gibbs  and  Mary  Jane  Lobban. 
Children: 

i,  Mary  Barclay  Kirby,  b,  July  21,  1873,  in  Lovingston,  Va. 
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ii.  Cornelia  Marvine  Kirby,  b.  }klay  13,  1875,  in  Lovingston, 

Va.;  d.  June  14.  1S75. 
iii.  Reynold  Marvin  Kirby,  b.  May  27,  1876,  in  Lovingston,  Va. 
iv.  Edmund  Kirby,  b.  May  6,  1878,  in  Lovingston,  Va. 
V.  William  Wayt  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  28,  1881,  in  Lovingston,  Va. 
vi.  Joseph  Lee  Smith  Kirby,  b.   Oct.  30,   1883,  in  Loving- 
ston, Va. 
vii.  Massie  Kirby,  b.  May  28,  18S6,  in  Lovingston,  Va. 

[Gibbs  Lineage: 

L  Captain  Zachariah  Gibbs,  born,  1759,  in  Madison  County, 
Va.  His  father  came  to  Mrginia  from  England,  and  settled  in 
Madison  County.  All  the  family  papers  of  Captain  Zachariah 
Gibbs,  as  well  as  the  larger  part  of  the  Court  records,  v/ere  lost 
or  destroyed  during  the  Civil  War,  so  that  the  date  of  his  father's 
settlement  in  ]\Iadison  County,  and  even  his  name,  cannot  be 
ascertained.  Captain  Zachariah  Gibbs  was  an  officer  in  the  "  •.  v 
of  the  Revolution,  and  served  with  General  Washingtoi*  .:  al- 
most all  his  campaigns.  He  married,  Oct.  29,  17S9,  Lucy  v.  ..k:, 
and  died  Dec.  9,  1830,  in  ^Madison  County,  Va. 

n.  William   Clark   Gibbs,   son   of  the   preceding,   born  ; 

died  Dec.  19,  1845,  i"  Madison,  Va. ;  m.arried,  Dec.  3,  181 5,  ]\Iary 
Ann  Wayt,  born  Nov.  11,  1795,  in  Greene  County,  Va. ;  died 
Feb.  21,  1817. 

HL  William  Wayt  Gibbs,  only  son  of  the  preceding,  born  Jan. 
6,  1817,  in  Madison,  Va. ;  died  May  8,  1S63,  in  Lynchburg,  Va. ; 
married,  Dec.  13,  1837,  in  Xelson,  Va.,  Mary  Jane  Lobban,  born 
Jan.  2,  1819,  in  Nelson,  Va. ;  died  Feb.  27,  1875,  in  Lynchburg, 
Va.,  daughter  of  William  Lobban  and  widow  Mary  (Massie) 
Weir.  (William  Lobban,  born  Jan.  3,  1768,  in  Nelson  County, 
Va. ;  died  Sept,  3,  1840,  in  Nelson  County,  Va.,  was  the  son  of 
Thomas  Lobban,  born  in  Scotland,  who  came  to  America  when 
young  and  settled  in  Nelson  County,  Va.,  where  he  lived  and 
died.  Thomas  Lobban  was  a  soldier  in  the  war  of  the  Revolu- 
tion. William  Lobban  married,  Nov.  26,  1795,  widow  ^lary 
(Massie)  Weir,  born  Aug.  3,  1770;  died  March  17,  1838.) 

IV.  Sarah  Cornelia  Wayt  Gibbs,  born  Oct.  2,  1840,  in  Waynes- 
boro, Aug-usta  County,  Va. ;  married,  June  2y,  1872,  Joseph  Lee 
Smith  Kirby.] 

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Joseph^),  born  April  8,  1794,  in  Litchfield,  Ct.  He  entered  the 
U.  S.  Army,  July  6,  1S12,  with  an  Ensign's  commission  in  the 
Fourth  Infantry,  and  served  throughout  the  war  with  England. 
In  1819  he  was  aide  to  General  Jacob  Brown,  and  in  ]May,  1824, 
was  commissioned  Captain  in  the  U.  S.  Army.  During  the 
Mexican  war  he  v/as  on  the  staff  of  General  Zachary  Taylor,  and 
was  present  at  the  battle  of  ^Monterey.  He  was  on  the  staff  of 
General  W'infield  Scott  during  its  march  to  the  City  of  Mexico. 
For  gallantry  at  the  battle  of  Cherubusco  he  was  brevetted  Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel, and  for  gallantry  at  Molino  del  Rey  was  brevetted 
Colonel.  He  was  married,  Feb.  14,  1825,  at  Washington,  D.  C, 
in  the  presence  of  General  Lafayette  and  President  John  Ouincy 
Adams,  to  Eliza  Brown,  daughter  of  General  Jacob  Brown,  U.  S. 
Army,  and  Pamela  Williams  of  Brownville,  N.  Y.  Colonel  Ed- 
mund Kirby  died  Aug.  20,  1849,  ^^  Avon  Springs,  N.  Y.  Eliza 
Brown  Kirby  died  Jan.  12,  1864,  at  West  Farms,  N.  Y.  Chil- 
dren born  in  Brownville,  N.  Y. : 

23.  i.  Jacob  Brown  Kirby,  b.  April  17,  1827;  m.  Jane  Trimble. 
ii.  Frances  Marvin  Kirby,  b.  April  21,  1829;  m.,  Oct.  12. 

1852,  in  Brownville,  N.  Y.,  John  Boynton  Palmer 
of  Detroit,  Mich.,  b.  Oct.  13,  1826,  in  Pittsburgh, 
N.  Y.,  son  of  John  Palmer  and  Charlotte  Taillee ;  d. 
Dec.  10,  1893,  at  Winter  Park,  Fla.  Colonel  Palmer 
was  President  of  the  Columbia,  Charlotte  and  Au- 
gusta R.  R.,  and  First  Vice-President  of  the  Atlantic 
Coast  Line,  Mrs.  Frances  Kirby  Palmer  is  now  re- 
siding in  New  Yoik  City.     One  child: 

I.  Edmund  K.  Palmer,  b.  Nov.  18,  1853,  in  De- 
troit, INIich. 
iii.  Pamela  Williams  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  9,  1831;  d.  Jan.  2^, 
1878,  at  Hot  Springs,  Ark,;  m.,  April  25,  1S54,  at 
Brownville,  N.  Y.,  William  Elias  Everett,  b.  April 
17,  1826,  in  Watertown,  N.  Y.;  d.  Sept.  19,  1881,  at 
Saratoga,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Elias  and  Emma  Everett. 
He  was  commissioned  Chief  Engineer,  U.  S.  Navy, 
and  distinguished  himself  at  the  laying  of  the  first 
Atlantic  telegraph  cable,  1857-58.  For  important 
service  thus  rendered  he  received  the  freedom  of 
New  York  City. 

24.  iv,  Eliza  Brown  Kirby,  b.  July  9,  1833;  m.  Rev.  Henry  F. 

Darby, 
v.  Josephine  Smith  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  23,  1836;  not  married. 

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25.  vi.  Mary  Kirby,  b,  April  15,  1838;  m.  Dr.  John  Contee 
Fairfax, 
vii.  Edmund  Kirby,  b.  March  10,  1841 ;  graduated  from 
West  Point  1S61,  and  was  assigned  to  Ricketts'  Bat- 
tery, U.  S.  Army.  After  the  capture  of  Captain 
Ricketts  at  Bull  Run  he  took  command  of  the  bat- 
tery; was  in  the  battle  of  Balls  Bluff,  the  battles  of 
the  Peninsular  Campaign,  and  that  of  Chancellors- 
ville.  "  In  all  these  battles  he  displayed  a  coolness, 
skill,  and  courage  remarkable  for  one  so  young.  At 
Chancellorsville  he  received  a  wound  which  caused 
his  death,  May  28,  1863.  As  a  tribute  to  his  gallantry 
he  was  commissioned,  on  his  deathbed,  a  Brigadier- 
General  of  Volunteers."  (Applcton's  "  Cyclopaedia  of 
American  Biography,"  Vol.  III.,  p.  553.) 
viii.  Katharine  S.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  20,  1842;  m.,  July  18,  1871, 
at  Rye,  N.  Y.,  J.  Mandeville  Halsted;  no  children. 

2G.       ix.  Reynold  Marvin  Kirby,  b.  April  6,  1844;  m.  (i)  Vir- 
ginia Rowland,  (2)  Jane  S.  MacLaren. 


[Brown  Lineage: 

I.  George  Brown,  the  first  of  the  family  to  come  to  America. 
He  settled,  in  1678,  on  the  banks  of  the  Delaware,  at  a  place  now 
called  Falls  Township,  Pa.  Fie  had  eleven  children — the  young- 
est, Samuel. 

XL  Samuel  Brown,  bom  1650,  youngest  child  of  George  Brown. 
(He  was  the  grandfather  (or,  more  probably,  the  great  grand- 
father) of  Samuel,  born  1750. 

HI. .  l^X^^k 

IV.  Samuel  Brown,  born  1750;  married  Abi  (Abia)  Wrigh^t. 
They  had  nine  children — among  them  Jacob,  and  Mary,  who 
married,  March  13,  1799,  Robert  Nev/lin. 

V.  General  Jacob  Brown,  son  of  Samuel  and  Abia  Brown, 
born  May  9,  1775,  in  Bucks  County,  Pa.;  died  Feb.  24,  1828, 
in  Washington,  D.  C. ;  married,  Dec.  26,  1802,  at  Utica,  N.  Y., 
Pamela  .Williams,  born  Dec.  13,  1785,  daughter  of  Judah  and 
Mary  Williams.  General  Brown  was  appointed  Brigadier-General 
N.  Y.  Volunteers,  Jan.  12,  1813;  commissioned  Brigadier-General 
U.  S.  Army,  July  19,  1813;  Major-General  U.  S.  Army.  Jan.  24, 
1814;  and  General-in-Chief  U.  S.  Army,  June  i,  1821,  which  rank 
he  held  until  his  death.] 

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[Williams  Lineage: 

I,  Charles  Williams,  born  about  1652,  probably  in  Wales.  He 
died  April  12,  1746,  in  Colechester,  Ct.  His  wife,  Elizabeth,  died 
Sept.  13,  1725,  in  Colchester,  Ct. 

n.  Nathan  Williams,  son  of  the  preceding,  born  about  1700 
in  Colchester,  Ct.;  died  Aug.  16,  1773,  in  his  seventy-fourth  year; 
married,  Sept.  16,  1725,  at  Colchester,  Ct.,  Elizabeth  Lewis,  born 
Jan.  24,  1705,  in  Falmouth,  Mass.;  was  living  Sept.,  1783,  in 
Williamstown,  Mass.  She  v^^as  the  sister  of  Rev.  Judah  Davis 
of  Colchester,  Ct.,  and  the  daughter  of  Benjamin  Lewis,  who 
married,  Sept.  8,  1702,  Elizabeth  Crow  of  Yarmouth.  (Benjamin 
Lewis,  born  about  1670,  was  the  son  of  Thomas  Lewis  (born 
1623,  son  of  George  Lewis  and  Sarah  Jenkins  of  Barnstable, 
Mass.)  and  Man,-  Davis  (married  June  15,  1653),  daughter  of 
Dolar  Davis  of  Barnstable  and  iNIargery  Willard,  sister  of  ^Lijor 
Simon  Willard  and  daughter  of  Richard  Willard  of  Horsemonden, 
Co.  Kent,  England.) 

HL  Judah  Williams,  son  of  Nathan  and  Elizabeth  Williams, 
born  Dec.  14,  1741,  in  Colchester,  Ct.,  removed  to  Williamstown, 
Mass.,  where  he  built  a  large  brick  house,  which  is  still  standing 
and  in  good  repair;  removed  to  Troy,  N.  Y.,  about  17S8,  and 
died  iNIarch,  1807,  in  Utica,  N.  Y.  He  married  Mary  Skinner, 
born  Jan.  31,  1743;  died  1791  at  Troy,  N.  Y.,  daughter  of  the  Rev. 
Thomas  Skinner  of  Colchester,  Ct.,  and  Mary  Newhall.  (Rev. 
Thomas  Skinner,  born  April  6,  1712;  died  Oct.  10,  1762,  in  Col- 
chester, Ct.,  was  the  son  of  Nathaniel  Skinner,  born  April  5,  1672 
(son  of  John,  and  grandson  of  John  Skinner  of  Hartford,  Ct.,  and 
Mary  Loomis,  the  daughter  of  iMr.  Joseph  Loomis  of  Windsor, 
Ct.),  and  Mary  Gillett,  who  were  married  June  13,  1706,  at  Col- 
chester, Ct.  He  married  (i),  July  9,  1740,  Mary  Newhall  of 
Maiden,  Mass.,  who  died  Nov.  29,  1745.) 

IV.  Pamela  Williams,  sixth  child  of  the  preceding,  born  Dec. 
13,  1785,  in  Williamstown,  Mass.;  died  April  14,  1S78,  at  Rye, 
N.  Y. ;  married,  Dec.  26,  1802,  at  Utica,  N.  Y.,  Jacob  Brown, 
afterward  General  Brown,  U.  S.  Army.] 


23.  Jacob  Brown^  Kirby  (Edmund^,  Ephraim'^,  Abraham*, 
Roger^,  John^  Joseph^),  born  April  17,  1827,  in  Brownville,  N.  Y.; 
married,  Oct.  13,  1853,  in  New  York  City,  Jane  Trimble,  born 
Oct.  4,  1827,  daughter  of  George  Thomas  Trimble  and  Cornelia 
Merritt,  both  of  New  York  City.     He  died  March  9,   i860,  in 

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Brownville,  N.  Y.     Jane  Trimble  Kirby  died  June  24,  1884,  in 
New  York  City,  Children: 

i.  Cornelia  Trimble  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  6,  1854,  in  New  York  City, 
ii.  Jane  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  3,  1857,  in  Brownville,  N.  Y.;  d.  Jan,  17, 
1897,  in  New  York  City;  m.,  June  7,  1881,  in  New  York 
City,  William  Edward  Wyatt  of  New  York  City.         Chil- 
dren bom  in  New  York  City: 

1,  Christopher  Billopp  Wyatt,  b.  March  19,  1882. 

2,  Cornelia  Wyatt,  b.  Feb,  15,  1885, 

3,  Merritt  Trimble  Wyatt,  b.  Nov.  9,  1887. 


2-1,     Eliza    Brown^    Kirby    (Edmund^    Ephraim',    Abraham*, 
Roger^,  John-,  Joseph^),  born  July  9,  1833,  in  Brownville,  N.  Y. ; 
married,  Oct.  8,  1855,  the  Rev.  Henry  F,  Darby,  born  Aug.  21, 
1829,  in  North  Adams,  Mass.,  son  of  Loring  Darby  and  Abigail 
Remington  of  Chester,  Mass.     Rev.  Henry  F.  Darby  was  or- 
dained Priest  in  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church,  in   1863,  at 
Rochester,  N,  Y.,  and  was  rector  of  the  church  of  Whitesboro, 
N.  Y.     He  died  July  17,  1897,  at  Fishkill,  N.  Y.     Eliza  Kirby 
Darby  died  July  6,  1858,  in  Brownville,  N.  Y,         Children: 
i.  Virginia  Eliza  Darby,  b.  Aug.  24,  1856.     After  the  death 
of  her  mother  she  lived  with  her  uncle  and  aunt,  Mr.  and 
Mrs,  William  E.  Everett,  at  Rye,  N,  Y.,  and  was  adopted 
by  them  and  took  the  name  of  Everett.     She  married, 
Jan.  6,  1880,  at  Rye,  N.  Y.,  William  Edward  Ver  Planck. 
b,  April  8,  1856,  in  Fishkill,  N.  Y.,  son  of  William  Samuel 
Ver  Planck  and  Anna  Biddle  Newlin,  dau.  of  Robert 
Newlin  and  Mary  Brown,  sister  of  General  Jacob  Brown, 
U.  S,  Army,    William  E,  Ver  Planck  is  a  lawyer  practis- 
ing in  New  York  City,  and  resides  at  Mount  Gulian, 
Fishkill,  N,  Y.         Children: 

1.  V/illiam  Everett  Ver  Planck,  b.  Oct.   16,   1880,  in 

Rye,  N.  Y. 

2.  Virginia  Darbv  Ver  Planck,  b.  June  11,   1883,  in 

Rye,  N.  Y.  ' 

3.  Edward  Fenno  Ver  Planck,  b.  Dec.  6,  1886,  in  Fish- 

kill, N.  Y,;  d.  Aug.  13,  1887. 

4.  Edward  Ver  Planck,  b,  Nov.  5,  1890,  in  New  York 

City, 
ii,  Edmund   Kirby  Darby,  b.  June   13,    1858,  in   Brownville, 
N,  Y.;  d.  Aug.  22, '1858. 
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25.  Mary"  Kirby  (Edmund^  Epliraim^  Abraham*,  Roger^, 
John-,  Joseph\).  born  April  15,  1838:  married,  Oct.  8,  1857,  in 
Brownville,  X.  Y.,  John  Contee  Fairfax,  bom  Sept.  13,  1830,  at 
\'auckise,  Fairfax  County,  \*a.,  son  of  Albert  Fairfax  and  Caro- 
line Eliza  Snowden,  daughter  of  Richard  Snowden  of  Oakland, 
Prince  George  County.  ^Id.  He  graduated  from  Princeton  Col- 
lege, and  received  the  degree  of  2\I.D.  from  the  University  of 
Pennsylvania  ;  is  now  living  in  Northampton,  2^Id.  Dr.  John  C. 
Fairfax  is  the  eleventh  Lord  Fairfax,  Baron  of  Cameron,  Scotch 
Peerage.        Children  : 

i.  Caroline  Snowden  Fairfax,  b.  Aug.  20,  .1858,  in  Washing- 
ton. D.  C. 
ii.  Josephine  Fairfax,  b.  Aug.  20,  1865.  in  Prince  George 
County,  Md. ;  m.,  March  i,  1892,  at  Washington,  D.  C., 
Tunstall  Smith,  b.  March  14,  1855,  in  Norfolk,  Va.,  son 
of  James  Marsden  Smith  and  Anne  Walke  Williamson. 
He  is  a  merchant  of  Baltimore,  Isld.       Children : 

1.  Josephine  Tunstall  Smith,  b.  May  29,  1894,  in  Bal- 

timore, IVId. 

2.  Louise  Tunstall  Smith,  b.  July  29,   1S95,  in  Rux- 

ton.  Md. 
ill.  Albert  Fairfax,  b.  June  23,  1870,  in  Prince  George  County, 
Md. 
•    iv.  Marv  Cecelia  Fairfax,  b.  Dec.  26,  1871,  in  Northampton, 

Md.;  d. . 

V.  Charles  Edmund  Fairfax,  b.  April  29,  1876,  in  Northamp- 
ton, :Md. 
vi.  Frances  Marvin  Fairfax,  b.  Aug.  29,  1878,  in  Northamp- 
ton, Md. 

[Fairfax  Lineage : 

L  Sir  Thomas  Fairfax  of  Denton,  born  1560  ;  died  May  2,  1640, 
at  Bilbrough  ;  was  the  grandson  of  Sir  William  I-'airfax  by  Isabel, 
daughter  of  Thomas  Thwaytes  of  Denton  in  Yorkshire.  He  was 
created  by  King  Charles  I.,  ]May  4,  1627,  Baron  Fairfax  of  Cam- 
eron in  the  peerage  of  Scotland.  He  married,  in  1582,  Ellen, 
daughter  of  Robert  Aske  of  Aughton,  Yorkshire. 

n.  Henry  Fairfax,  fourth  son  of  Sir  Thomas,  born  Jan.  14, 
1588 ;  died  April  6,  1665  ;  married  Mar)',  daughter  of  Sir  Henry 
Cholmley  of  Whitby. 

HL  Henry  Fairfax,  born  Dec.  20,  1631,  at  Ashton ;  died  in 
April,   1688,  second  son  of  the  preceding,  succeeded,  in  Nov., 

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167 1,  as  fourth  Baron  Fairfax,  his  cousin  Thomas  (son  of  Fer- 
nando, second  Baron  Fairfax),  who  was  the  third  Baron  Fairfax 
and  the  great  commander-in-chief  of  the  ParHamentary  forces 
in  the  struggle  with  King  Charles  I.  He  married  Frances,  daugh- 
ter of  Sir  Robert  Barwick  of  Toulston. 

IV.  Henry  Fairfax,  born  April  20,  1659,  at  Bolton  Percy  ;  died 
1708,  second  son  of  the  preceding,  and  brother  of  Thomas,  the 
fifth  Baron  Fairfax  ;  married  Anne,  daughter  of  Richard  Harrison. 

V.  William  Fairfax,  baptized  Oct.  30,  1691,  at  Xewton  Kyme ; 
died  Sept.  3,  1757.  He  administered  the  \'irginia  estates  of  his 
cousin  Thomas,  sixth  Baron  Fairfax.  He  married  (i),  in  1717, 
Sarah,  daughter  of  }vIajor  Thomas  Walker  of  Nassau ;  (2)  Deb- 
orah Clark,  daughter  of  Francis  Clark  of  Salem,  Mass.  His 
daughter,  Anne  Fairfax,  married  Lawrence  Washington,  elder 
brother  of  George  Washington. 

VI.  Brian  Fairfax,  bom  1737;  died  Aug.,  1802,  in  Mont  Eagle, 
Va.,  son  of  the  preceding.  On  the  death,  July  15,  1793,  of  Robert, 
seventh  Baron  Fairfax,  and  brother  of  Thomas,  the  sixth  Baron 
Fairfax,  the  Scottish  peerage  descended  to  him  as  eighth  Baron 
Fairfax,  and  his  claim  was  recognized  by  the  House  of  Lords, 
May  6,  1800.  (See  "  Peerage  of  Scotland,"  by  Sir  R.  Douglas, 
Vol.  I.,  p.  565.)  He  was  an  Episcopal  clergyman  and  the  life- 
long friend  of  Washington.  He  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Colonel  Wilson  Miles  Cary  of  Celys. 

VII.  Thomas  Fairfax,  ninth  Baron  Fairfax,  son  of  the  pre- 
ceding, born  1762;  died  April  21,  1846,  in  Vaucluse,  Fairfax 
County,  Va. ;  married  (i)  Mary  Aylett,  (2)  his  cousin,  Louisa, 
daughter  of  W'arner  Washington.  He  had  no  children  by  these 
marriages,  and  married  (3)  his  cousin,  Margaret,  daughter  of 
William  Herbert  by  Sarah  Carlyle,  the  daughter  of  Sarah  Fairfax. 

VIII.  Albert  Fairfax,  son  of  the  preceding,  born  April  15, 
1802  ;  died  May  9,  1835,  before  his  father,  Thomas  ;  married  Caro- 
line Eliza,  born  1807,  daughter  of  Richard  Snowden  of  Oakland, 
Md.  (son  of  Thomas  Snowden  and  Anne  Ridgeley),  and  Louisa, 
daughter  of  Charles  Alexander  Warfield.  They  had  two  chil- 
dren :  Charles  Snowden  and  John  Contee. 

IX.  John  Contee  Fairfax,  AI.D.,  second  son  of  the  preceding, 
born  Sept.  13,  1830;  who,  after  the  death  of  his  brother  Charles, 
April  4,  1869,  succeeded  as  the  eleventh  representative  of  the 
title.    See  "  Complete  Peerage,"  by  G.  E.  C,  Vol.  III.,  p.  307.] 

26.    Reynold  Marvin^  Kirby  (Edmund*,  Ephraim',  Abraham*, 
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Sa?ried  I).  Oct.  7,  1869,  ^-irginia  Rowland  of  Chelten  Hdls  near 
Philadelphia,  Pa.  She  died  Dec.  12.  1869,  at  Albion,  V  ^  .,  leav 
fng  no'^^Unden.  He  married  (2),  Jan.  9,  i873,  Jane  Stevenson 
SfcLaren  of  Geneva,  X.  Y.,  born  March  28  1843,  m  Caledoma, 
N  Y,  daughter  of  Donald  Campbell  ^lacLaren  (born  Oct.  o, 
1794,  n  Xetv  York  City,  son  of  Finlay  MacLaren  and  Margaret 
Campbell)  and  Jane  Stevenson,  born  June  1 1  1803  -  Can^^d^^  ; 
N  Y  daughter  of  Williams  Stevenson  and  Jane  MacXeil  of  Cam 
bridge.  X.  Y.  She  died  April  28,  1886,  at  Potsdam,  X.  \ .  ^See 
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Rev  Reynold  ^I.  Kirby  is  a  clergyman  ot  the  Protestant  Epis- 
copal Church.  He  graduated  from  Hobart  College.  Geneva 
NY,  in  1865,  and  from  General  Theological  Seminary  Xew 
York  City,  1869 ;  was  ordained  Deacon,  May  23,  1869,  by  Lishop 
Coxe  at  St.  John's  Church,  Mt.  Morns,  X  Y. ;  ordamed  Priest, 
Aug.  21,  1870,  by  Bishop  Coxe,  at  Christ  Church  AUxon,  X.  \ . , 
.Jrecior  of  Christ  Church,  Albion,  N  Y  1869-71  I  assistant 
minister  at  St.  Mark's  Cathedral,  Salt  Lake  City  ^'f^f^'fj' 
since  Feb.,  1882,  he  has  been  rector  of  Trinity  Church.  Pot.dam. 
N  Y  He  was  elected  Bishop  of  Utah  in  1886.  but  declined. 
He  received  the  degree  of  D.D.,  in  1890,  from  Hobart  College. 
Children  by  his  second  wife :  ^  ,    t    ,      r-v 

i.  Edmund  Kirbv,  b.  June  6,  1874,  in  Salt  Lake  City 
ii.  Minnie  Everett  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  13,  1876,  in  Salt  Lake  City. 
iii.  Donald  MacLaren  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  2,  1878,  in  Salt  Lake  City 
iv.  Virginia  Rowland  Kirby,  b.  June  21,  1880.  in  Salt  Lake 
City. 

15  Harriet*  Kirbv  (Ephraim^  Abraham^  Roger',  John^  Jo- 
seph^), born  Mav  23:1798,  in  Litchfield,  Ct. ;  married.  June  18, 
1818  in  Detroit.'Mich.,  Francis  Smith  Belton,  born  Aug.  7,  I79  . 
in  Baltimore,  Md.  He  graduated  from  St.  Francis  X.v,er  Col- 
lege, Baltimore,  Md. ;  served  in  the  War  of  1812,  in  the  Black 
Hawk  and  Florida  wars,  and  the  war  with  Mexico.  When  the 
City  of  ^vlexico  was  occupied  by  the  United  States  troops  he  was 
appointed  by  General  Scott  Lieutenant-Governor  of  that  city 
He  rose  to  the  rank  of  Colonel  in  the  U.  S.  Army.  Colonel 
Francis  S.  Belton  died  Sept.  10,  1861,  in  Brooklyn,  X.  Y.  Har- 
riet Kirby  Belton  died  Alay  17,  1873,  in  Brooklyn,  X.  Y.     Ihey 

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27.  Winfield  Scott'  Belton,  who,  in  1861,  took  the  name  of 
Francis  Smith  Belton  (Harriet  Kirby^  Ephraim^  Abraham*, 
Roger^  John-,  Joseph^),  born  Feb.  7,  1820,  in  Philadelphia,  Pa.; 
married,  April  29,  1847,  in  Philadelphia.  Rebecca  Todd,  born 
Nov.  II,  1824,  in  Philadelphia.  He  entered  the  service  of  the 
Confederate  States  at  Charleston,  S.  C,  as  a  private  in  an  artillery 
company  and  participated  as  such  in  the  bombardment  of  Fort 
Sumter.'  He  was  subsequently  made  Lieutenant-Colonel  and 
Assistant  Adjutant-General  upon  the  staff  of  General  E.  Kirby 
Smith,  and  served  with  him  in  \'irginia,  Tennessee,  Kentucky, 
and  the  Trans-Mississippi  States  until  the  termination  of  the  Civil 
War.  Colonel  Belton  died  Nov.  30,  1889,  in  New  York  City. 
Rebecca  Todd  Belton  died  Sept.  22,  1892,  in  Toronto,  Canada. 
Children : 

i.  Francis  de  Sales  Belton,  b.  March  18,  1848,  in  Philadelphia; 

m.,  Oct.,  1870,  Augusta  O'Connor. 
ii.  Anna  Teresa  Todd  Belton,  b.  July  7,  1850,  in  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y. ;  m.,  Aug.  17,  1870,  John  C.  Roberts  of  New  York 
City,  b.  Oct.  30,  1845,  in  Glasgow,  Scotland.      Children: 

1.  Joshua  Roberts,  b.  Feb.  19,  1871  ;  died  in  infancy. 

2.  Andrew  Campbell  Roberts,  b.  Aug.  12,  1872. 

iii.  Harriet  Kirby  Belton,  b.  April  18,  1852,  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. ; 
m.  Adolph'Zimmerman,  who  died  1882.  Children  : 

1.  Dolly  Madison  Zimmerman. 

2.  Rebecca  Todd  Zimmerman. 

iv.  Rebecca  Mav  Agnes  Belton,  b.  Oct.  14,  1854,  in  Brooklyn, 

N.  Y. 
V.  Samuel  Ignatius  Belton.  b.  Aug.  24,  1856,  in  Brooklyn, 
N.  Y. ;  m.  (i)  Mary  Gilbert,  by  whom  he  had  one  child  : 
I.  Marie  Gilbert  Belton,  b.  May  24,  1877,  in  New  York 
City  ;  d.  Jan.  22,  1882. 
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16.  Helen''  Kirby  (Ephraim^  Abraham*,  Roger',  John%  Jo- 
seph^), born  1800  in  Litchfield,  Ct. ;  married,  at  Charleston.  S.  C, 
Judge  Benjamin  Alexander  Putnam,  born  1803.  He  was  a 
graduate  of  ILirvard  College  and  a  Judge  of  District  Court  of 
Florida  ;  "  was  honored  and  esteemed  for  the  integrity  of  his  char- 
acter, the  purity  of  his  life,  and  the  vigor  of  his  intellect."  Judge 
Putnam  died  Jan.  25,  1869,  in  Palatka,  Fla.  Helen  Kirby  Put- 
nam died  Oct.  17,  1877,  in  Palatka,  Fla.    They  had  one  child  : 


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28.     i.  Kate  Putnam,  b.  Jan.  i,  1831;  m.  (i)  Dr.  John  C.  Cal- 
houn, (2)  William  Loundes  Calhoun. 

28.  Kate^  Putnam  (Helen  Kirby^  Ephraim',  Abraham*, 
Roger^,  John^  Joseph^),  born  Jan.  i,  183 1,  in  St.  Augustine,  Fla. ; 
died  May  4,  1866,  in  Palatka,  Fla.;  married  (i)  Dr.  John  Caldwell 
Calhoun,  (2)  William  Loundes  Calhoun.  Both  of  her  husbands 
were  sons  of  Vice-President  John  C.  Calhoun  of  South  Carolina. 
Children  by  her  first  marriage: 

i.  John  Caldwell  Calhoun,  b.  • ,  at  Fort  Mills,  S.  C. ;  d. 

Dec.  9,  18S9,  at  Savannah,  Ga.     He  was  twice  married, 
but  left  no  issue, 
ii.  Benjamin  Alexander  Putnam  Calhoun,  b.  ,  at  St.  Au- 
gustine, Fla.;  m.,  Jan.  24,  1878,  at  Palatka,  Fla.,  Julia  C. 
Peterman.         Children  born  in  Palatka,  Fla.: 

1.  Edward  Noble  Calhoun,  b.  Sept.  5,  1878; 

2.  Benjamin  Putnam  Calhoun,  b.  July  5,  1881. 

3.  William  Loundes  Calhoun,  b.  July  13,  1884. 

4.  Patrick  Calhoun,  b.  Jan.  13,  1S87. 

5.  Julian  Caldwell  Calhoun,  b.  ]March  3,  1889. 

iii.  William  Loundes  Calhoun,  b.   Nov.,   1857;  d.  March  26, 
1884,  near  Crescent  City,  Fla. 

17.  Catherine®  Kirby  (Ephraim',  Abraham*,  Roger',  John-, 
Joseph^),  born  Oct.  11,  1802,  in  Litchfield,  Ct.;  married,  Oct.  23, 
1838,  Dr.  Joseph  Pynchon  Russell,  Surgeon  U.  S.  Army,  born 
Aug.  18,  1790,  in  Bennington,  Vt. ;  died  Sept.  19,  1849,  on  Gov- 
ernor's Island,  New  York  Harbor.  Catherine  Kirby  Russell  died 
Jan.  6,  1882,  in  Palatka,  Fla.         Children: 

i.  Joseph  Pynchon  Russell,  b.  July  21,  1839,  on  Governor's 

Island;  d.  Nov.  29,  1841,  at  Governor's  Island. 
ii.  Edmund  Kirby  Russell,  b.  Dec.  5,  1840,  on  Governor's 
Island;  m.,  in  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  Oct.  16,  1872,  Ellctl 
Price  Eaken.  He  was  a  cadet  at  West  Point  at  the  time  of 
the  commencement  of  the  Civil  War.  Resigning  from 
the  Military  Academy,  he  volunteered  in  the  LTnion  Army, 
and  June  24,  1861,  received  a  commission  as  Second  Lieu- 
tenant in  the  Sixty-seventh  Regiment  N.  Y.  Volunteers. 
He  served  throughout  the  war  attached  to  the  staff  of 
Major-General  Sedgwick  and  afterward  to  that  of  Major- 
General  Wright.  He  was  commissioned,  June  24,  1865, 
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After  the  war,  on  the  reorg-anization  of  the  Army  of  the 
United  States,  he  was  commissioned  Second  Lieutenant 
in  the  First  U.  S.  Artillery.  He  now  holds  the  rank  of 
Captain  in  the  same  Regiment,  with  brevet  of  Major, 

hi.  Josephine  Martha  Pynchon  Russell,  b.  Oct.  5,  1842,  on 
Governor's  Island,  N.  Y.;  d.  Aug.  29,  1892,  in  Newark, 
N.J. 

iv.  Frances  Horton  Russell,  b.  Oct.  15,  1843,  on  Governor's 
Island,  N.  Y.;  m.,  June  17,  1868,  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y., 
James  Burt  of  Palatka,  Fla.,  b.  Sept.  28,  1825,  in  Rutland, 
Vt.         Children  bom  in  Palatka,  Fla. : 

1.  Ruth  Ann  Burt,  b.  April  2,  1869. 

2.  Henry  Hapgood  Burt,  b.  Jan.  3,  1871. 

3.  Katharine  Kirby  Burt,  b.  April  17,  1872. 

4.  James  Leonard  Burt,  b.  July  13,  1873. 

5.  Helen  ¥.  Burt,  b.  Dec.  11,  1874. 

6.  Reynold  Marvin  Burt,  b.  Jan.  6,  1876. 

7.  Charles  Burt,  b.  April  19,  1877. 

8.  Edmund  Russell  Burt,  b.  July  12,  1878. 

9.  Mary  Burt,  b.  Aug.  i,  1880;  d.  Nov.  3,  1880. 
10.  George  Burt,  b.  Sept.  18,  1883. 

V.  Katharine  Mar\an  Russell,  b.  May  12,  1846,  on  Governor's 
Island,  N.  Y.;  m.,  Dec.  5,  1867,  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  Will- 
iam J.  Roome  Hegeman,  b.  May  12,  1847,  in  Three  Rivers, 
Mich.,  son  of  Benjamin  Arrowsmith  Hegeman  and  Jane 
Roome.  Children: 

1.  William  Joseph  Russell  Hegeman,  b.  Aug.  31,  1868, 

in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.;  m.,  June  22,  1892,  in  New- 
ark, N.  J.,  Grace  Bowman  Parker.  Children: 
(i)  Madora  Parker,  b.  April  15,  1893;  (2)  Helen 
Roome,  b.  Feb.  2,  1898. 

2.  Alice  r.Taf ,    Matilda  Hegeman,  b.  Aug.  21,  1870; 
.-     •  d.  July  28.    -^7^- 

3.  Edniuna  Le  chevalier  Hegeman,  b.  Aug.  6,  1872, 

in  Dover,  N.  J. 

4.  Benjamin  Arrowsmith  Hegeman,  b.  Nov.  19,  1874; 

d.  Sept.  7,  1875. 

5.  John  Wesley  Hegeman,  b.  Aug.  23,  1877,  in  New- 

ark, N.  J. 

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of  Samuel  Severance  and  Azubia  Smith,     He  died  in  1848  at 

Middlebury,  Vt.  Children: 

29.       i.  James  Kirby,  b.  July  19,  1797;  m.  Susan  P.  Barnaby. 
ii.  Anna  Kirby,  b.  July  30,  1800;  d.  Feb.  13,  1878,  in  ]^.Iar- 
low,  N.  H,;  m.,  Jan.  i,  1832,  Alexander  Kenyon  of 
Ripton,  Vt.,  b.  April  6,  1808,  at  Cornish,  X.  H.;  d. 
May  15,  1879,  at  Marlow,  X.  H.  Children: 

1.  Sophronia  A.  Kenyon,  b.  IMay  ii,  1834;  m.,  Dec. 

2S,  1858,  Benjamin  E.  Spencer. 

2.  David  Y.  Kenyon,  b.  Sept.  21,  1835;  m.,  Sept. 

14,  1855,  Emma  Kimball;  lives  in  Keene, 
N.  H.  Children:  (i)  Frank  E.,  (2)  Edith 
A.,  (3)  Alfred  L.,  (4)  Flora  J.,  (5)  David  A., 
(6)  Hattie  A.,  m. Thompson. 

3.  Edwin  A.  Kenyon,  b.  March  24,  1837;  ^^-  (i)' 

Dec.  28,  1858,  Jennette  Cooper.  She  died 
Aug.,  1876,  and  he  married  (2),  Oct.,  1877, 
Frances  Riley.  He  now  resides  in  Enfield, 
N.  H.  Children  by  his  first  marriage:  (i) 

Alice,  (2)  Florence. 

iii.  Nelson  Kirby,  b. .    He  removed  to  Munroe,  Mich., 

and  had  there  three  children:   (i)  George,  (2)  Martha, 
(3)  I^Iary. 
30.     iv.  John  Clark  Kirby,  b.  June  21,  1807  ;  m.  Eunice  Severance. 

V.  Adams  Kirby,  b. .    He  graduated  from  Middlebur>' 

College,  and  removed  to  Louisiana.    He  had  three  or 
four  children. 


29.  James«  Kirby  Qohn  S.=,  Abraham*,  Roger',  John-,  Jo- 
seph^), born  July  19,  1797,  in  Middlebury,  Vt.;  married,  Aug. 
17,  1819,  Susan  P.  Barnaby,  born  Sept.  30,  1802,  daughter  of 
Joseph  Barnaby  and  Rebecca  Xye.  He  was  a  farmer,  and  died 
Jan.  17,  1838,  in  Ripton,  Vt.  Susan  Barnaby  Kirby  died  Feb.  21, 
1863,  in  Middlebury,  Vt.  Children: 

i.  A  son,  born  and  died  June  11,  1820. 
31.      ii.  Harriet  E.  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  i,  1822;  m.  Charles  W.  Linslcy. 
iii.  John  S.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  10,  1824;  d.  Dec.  I,  1893;  m.  (i) 

Sarah  Buttolph,  (2)  Esther  McFadden;  no  children. 
iv.  Oliver  S.  Kirby,  b.  May  19,  1826;  d.  June  21,  1826. 
V.  Mary  L.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  17,  1827;  m.,  Jan.  i,  1852,  W.  L. 
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vi.  :Martha  A.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  24,  1832,  at  Ripton,  Vt.;  d. 
June  2-j,  1852. 

31.     Harriet  E."  Kirby  (James^  John  S.^  Abraliam*,  Roger^ 
John%  Joseph^),  born  Feb.  i,  1822,  in  ^liddlebury,  Vt.;  married, 
Sept.  24,  1840,  in  :Middlebury,  Charles  W.  Linsley  of  Middle- 
bury,  Vt.     Harriet  Kirby  Linsley  died  June  15,  1863,  in  Ripton, 
Vt.,'and  he  married  (2),  Nov.  8,  1863,  Lydia  R.  (Boynton)  Kirby, 
widow  of  Theodatus  Phelps  Kirby,  by  whom  he  had:   (i)  Waller 
J.,  b.  Sept.  23,  1S64;  (2)  Bertha  'M.,  b.  June  22,  1873.     He  died 
at  Alstead,  N.  H.,  Oct.  24,  1895.         Children  by  his  first  wife: 
i.  Rollin  Orlando  Linsley,  b.  May  31,  1842,  in  Ripton,  Vt. 
He  enlisted  in  Company  A,  Sixth   Regiment  \'ermont 
Volunteers,  Sept.,   1S61;    took  part  in  engagements   at 
Lees  Mills,  Peninsular  Campaign,  and  was  at  the  battle 
of  Malvern  Hill;  discharged  for  disability,  Aug.,   1862; 
re-enlisted  in  Sixth  Massachusetts  Regiment,  for  lOO  days, 
in  1864.    He  graduated  from  Dartmouth  College  in  1869, 
and  afterward  studied  law.     He  practised  his  profession 
in  Topsham,  Me.,  and  Davenport,  la.,  and  died  Nov., 
1879,  in  Orleans,  iSIass.     Pie  was  married,  Aug.  4,  1870, 
to  Susan  W.  Snow,  dau.  of  Calvin  Snow  of  Orleans, 
Mass.    She  died  June,  1896.    One  child: 
I.  Mar>'  M.  Linsley,  b.  Oct.  28,  1879. 
ii.  Sheldon  D.  Linsley,  b.  Jan.  4,  1845;  d.  in  infancy. 
iii.  Ransome  Henry  Linsley,  b.  Feb.  6,  1846,  in  Ripton,  Vt. 
He  enlisted  in  Company  A,  Sixth  Regiment  Vermont 
Volunteers,  Feb.  6,  1864;  was  wounded  in  the  battle  of 
the  Wilderness  and  in  the  siege  of  Petersburg;  discharged, 
June  10,  1865,  at  the  termination  of  the  war.     Pie  mar- 
•  ried,  March  20,  1866,  Emma  Amelia  Billings,  b.  Sept.  4, 
1845,  dau.  of  Parsons  Billings  and  Fanny  C.  Ripley,  both 
of   Ripton,    Vt.      He   now    resides    in    Manchester,    Vt. 
Children: 

1.  Roy  C.  Linsley,  b.  Nov.  26,  1872,  in  Ripton,  Vt. 

2.  Faith  B.  Linsley,  b.  Jan.  18,  1887,  in  Manchester,  Vt. 
iv.  Charles  Lewis  Linsley,  b.  April  2,   1851;  graduated  from 

Middlebury  College,  1876,  and  studied  law  w^ith  Judge 
Stoddard  in  Brattleboro,  Vt.  He  now  resides  in  Alstead, 
N.  H.  He  married,  Feb.  18,  1880,  Lucy  A.  Green,  dau. 
of  John  V.  Green  of  Alstead,  N.  H.;  no  children. 
V.  James  Alexander  Linsley,  b.  June  20,  1853,  in  Ripton,  Vt. ; 
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m.,  Sept.  20,  1876,  Mary  :Mitche]l,  clau.  of  Sylvester  A. 
Mitchell  of  Alstead,  N.  H.  He  resides  at  Alstead,  N.  H.; 
no  children. 

30.  John  Clark«  Kirby  (John  S.',  Abraham*,  Roger',  John% 
Joseph^),  born  June  21,  1807,  in  Middlebury,  Vt. ;  married,  Jan. 
I,  1827,  his  cousin,  Eunice  Severance,  born  Dec.  ii,  1804,  daugh- 
ter of  Samuel  Severance  of  Middlebury,  Vt.,  and  iNIary  Kirby. 
daughter  of  Abraham  Kirby  and  Eunice  Starkweather.  He  re- 
moved to  Ripton,  Vt.,  where  he  was  deacon  of  the  Congrega- 
tional Church  nearly  forty  years,  and  where  he  died  Feb.  27, 
1896.  Eunice  Severance  died  Nov.  24,  1894,  in  Ripton,  \'t. 
Children  bom  in  Middlebury,  Vt. : 

32.  i.  Ednumd  S.  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  27,  1828;  m.  Sophia  Foster. 
ii.  Azubia  Kirby,  b.  July  25,  1829;  m.,  :March  25,  1862, 
James  Remworthy.  They  have  a  son.  Nelson,  who 
is  living  in  Bread  Loaf,  Vt. 
iii.  James  P.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  24,  1831;  m.,  Oct.  20,  1854, 
Betsy  M.  Cummings.  He  is  living  in  Middlebury, 
Vt.    They  have  a  son: 

I.  Ivan  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  1896,  ^lary  Hale;  lives 

in  Middlebury,  Vt. 
iv.  Theodatus  Phelps  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  29,  1832;  d.  Aug.  16. 
1863;   m.,   May    15,    1861,   Lydia   R.    Boynton;   no 
children. 
V.  Samuel  S.  Kirby,  b.  April  5,  1834;  d.  Dec.  16,  1862; 
m.,  Dec.  12,  1854,  Mary  Jane  English,  b.  Oct.  20, 
1834,  dau.  of  Samuel  English  and  Harriet  Taylor  of 
•  Reading,  Vt.;  one  child: 

I,  Evenette  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  22,   1855,  in  Ripton, 

Vt.;    m.,    Aug.    26,    1873,    Andrew    Arnold 

Hulett  of  Benson,  Vt.,  b.  April  6,  1852,  son 

of  Harvey  Hulett  and  Prudence  Ann  Pratt. 

Children:  Ada,  Estelle,  Anna,  Jane,  Harvey, 

Arnold,  Bernice,  and  Aviary. 

vi.  Nelson  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  5,  1835;  m.,  Dec,  1875,  Sarah 

E.    Straight,    b.    July    14,    1851,    dau.    of    Stephen 

Straight  and  Betsy  Landers  of  Shoreham,  Vt.     He 

is  a  farmer,  and  lives  in  Rochester,  Vt.         Children: 

1.  John  C.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  26,  1876. 

2.  Nathan  R.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  2,  1878. 

3.  Minnie  M.  Kirby,  b.  June  15,  1880. 

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4.  George  H.  Kirby,  b.  March  16,  1SS2. 

5.  Nellie  A.  Kirby,' b.  .May  8,  1883. 

vii.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  25,  1838;  d.  Nov.  6,  1877;  m.,  Dec. 
3,  1857,  W.  G.  Fair. 
33.     viii.  Henry  A.  Kirby,  b.  June  i,  1840;  m.  Helen  E.  Downer. 
ix.  Adelia  Kirby,  b.  May  8,  1842;  d.  March  8,  1879;  m., 

Jan.  30,  1864,  Josiah  S.  Chandler. 
X.  George  Kirbv,  b.  June  17,  1844;  d.  Jan.  20,  1850. 
xi.  Clark  H.  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  28,  1854. 

32.  Edmund  S.^  Kirby  (John  C.^  John  S.=,  Abraham*,  Roger^, 
Tohn^,  Joseph^)  of  Ripton,  \^t.,  born  Feb,  27,  1828,  in  Middle- 
bury,  Vt. ;  died  Sept.  2y,  1891,  in  Ripton,  Vt.;  married,  March  14, 
1852,  in  Ripton,  Vt.,  Sophia  Foster,  born  Nov.  18,  1828,  in  Plain- 
field,  Vt.,  daughter  of  William  Foster  of  Ripton,  Vt.  He  is  a 
farmer,  and  is  living  in  Ripton,  \'t.         Children: 

i.  William  C.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  5,  1855;  m.,  Sept.  5,  1882, 
Lorinda  Varney,  b.  Nov.  10,  1864,  in  Fairfax,  Vt.,  dau, 
of  Jed  and  Sarah  Jane  \'arney  of  Ripton,  Vt.  He  is  a 
farmer,  and  lives  in  Bread  Loaf,  Vt.         Children: 

1.  Edith  Lorinda  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  10,  18S5. 

2.  Louisa  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  8,  1888. 

3.  Charles  Henry  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  4,  1890. 

4.  Ralph  Eugene  Kirby,  b.  ]May  17,  1895. 

ii.  Eunice  Dimon  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  29,  1857;  d.  Nov.  17,  1863. 
iii.  Samuel  Phelps  Kirby,  b.  !May  i,  1868;  d.  Nov.  15,  1869. 
iv.  Jennie  Sophia  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  6,  1872;  m.,  Aug.  27,  1891, 
Nathan  S.  Boynton  of  Ripton,  Vt.         Children: 

1.  Adeline  Alary  Boynton,  b.  Nov.  9,  1892. 

2.  Carrie  Kirby  Boynton,  b.  March  19,  1897. 

33.  Henr>^  A.^  Kirby  (John  C.^  John  S.■^  Abraham*.  Roger^ 
John^,  Joseph^)  of  Ripton,  Vt.,  bom  June  i,  1840,  in  Middlebury, 
Vt.;  married,  Jan.  28,  1866,  Helen  E.  Downer,  born  Sept.  6,  1843, 
in  Ripton,  Vt.,  daughter  of  Harry  Downer,  born  Jan.  i.  i8or, 
in  Williston,  Vt.,  and  Sarah  Rogers  Ripley,  born  Alarch  29,  1820, 
in  Middlebury,  Vt.  Helen  Downer  Kirby  died  Jan.  17,  1897,  in 
Ripton,  Vt.    '     Children: 

i.  Olive  May  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  19,  1866. 
ii.  Minnie  Belle  Kirby,  b.  April  6,  1870. 
iii.  Clayton  Smith  Kirby,  b.  May  29,  1872. 
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iv.  Le  Roy  Rockwell  Kirby,  b.  July  12,  1874;  m.,  June  24, 
1896,  Sadie  Fislier,  and  is  now  living  in  Worcester,  Mass. 

V.  Warren  Kent  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  25,  1877. 

vi.  Whitney  Darling  Kirby,  b.  June  19,  1880. 
vii.  Mary  Belle  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  13,  1882. 
viii.  Varsil  Hubbard  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  8,  18S5. 

8.  Joseph^  Kirby  (Abraham*,  Roger^,  John-,  Joseph^),  born 
April  28,  1768,  in  Litchfield,  Ct.;  removed  to  Middlebury,  Vt., 
in  Jan.,  1792,  and  died  there  July  27,  1831.  He  married,  Nov. 
25,  1790,  at  Lanesboro,  jNIass.,  Esther  Leonard,  bom  March  8, 
1770,  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.  She  died  Nov.  28,  1847,  in  ]Mid- 
dlebur}',  \'t.  Children,  all  except  the  first  born  in  Middle- 
bury,  Vt. : 

i.  Lorinda  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  i,  1791,  in  Litchfield,  Ct. ;  d. 
Aug.  18,  1818,  in  Oxford,  O. ;  not  married. 
34.  ii.  Lucinda  Kirby,  b.  April  14,  1794;  m.  Dr.  Pearl  Crafts. 
iii.  Abraham  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  22,  1796;  d.  April  27,  1863, 
in  Grass  Lake,  Mich.;  m.  Lucy  Crafts,  b.  !May  21, 
1799;  d.  Feb.  20,  1893.  He  removed  in  1835  to  Jack- 
son County,  Mich.         Children: 

1.  Lucinda  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  22,  1827;  d.  March  15, 

1833- 

2.  Joseph  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  18,  1830;  d.  ]March  5, 

1833- 

3.  Lucy  S.  Kirby,  b.  June  10,  1835  ;  died  in  infancy. 

4.  Thomas  'M.  Kirby,  b.  July  18,   1839;  ^-  ^'<^v. 

7,  1840. 
iv.  Esther  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  12,  1799;  d.  June  4,  1847;  not 

married. 
V.  Milo  Kirby,  b.  April  12,  1802;  d.  Nov.  2y,  182 1. 
vi.  Ephraim  Kirby,  b.  April  17,  1805;  d.  March  14,  1879, 
in  Middlebury,  Vt.    He  Vv-as  a  deacon  of  the  Congre- 
gational Church  of  ]Middlebury,  Vt.,  and  lived  on 
■  the  homestead  of  his  grandfather,  Abraham  Kirby. 
He  married,  Sept.  8,  1858,  Belinda  Brownell,  b.  Sept., 
1817,  dau.  of  Ira  and  Betsy  Brov/nell  of  Middlebury, 
Vt.    She  is  now  living  in  Muscatine,  la.,  aged  eighty- 
one  years.     It  was  through  her  knov.dedge  and  in- 
terest that  much  of  the  information  concerning  the 
■      •  descendants  of  Abraham  Kirby  has  been  obtained. 

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vii.  Martha  Kirby,  b.  March  29,   180S;  d.  Jan.  27,  1858; 

not  married, 
viii.  EHza  Kirby,  b.  May  2"],  181 1;  d.  June  10,  1833;  not 

married. 
ix.  CaroHne  Kirby,  b.  May  30,   181 5;  d.  Dec.   14,   1848; 

not  married. 

34.  Lucinda®  Kirby  (Joseph^,  Abraham*,  Roger^,  John^,  Jo- 
seph^), bom  April  14,  1794,  in  Middlebury,  Vt. ;  married,  about 
1819,  Dr.  Pearl  Crafts.  She  died  March  10,  1826,  and  her  hus- 
band married  (2)  Sarah  Goodrich,  by  whom  he  had  five  children. 
Dr.  Pearl  Crafts  removed,  about  183 1,  to  Boone  County,  111.  He 
died  Dec.  22,  1857,  in  Grass  Lake,  Mich.  Children  of  Lucinda 
Kirby  and  Pearl  Crafts : 

i.  Samuel  I.  Crafts,  b.  July  11,  1S20;  removed  to  California, 

and  married  there. 
ii.  Lucy  Caroline  Crafts,  b.  Oct.  29,  1822;  d.  1841. 
iii.  Milo  Kirby  Crafts,  b.  Sept.  10,  1824;  d.  Aug.  2,  1885,  in 
Grass  Lake,  Mich.;  m.,  March  24,  1853,  ]Mary  E.  Up- 
dyke,  b.  Jan.  4,  1835,  in  Tompkins  County,  N.  Y.,  dau. 
of  Ralph  Updyke  and  IMary  A.  Pickell.  He  was  a  prom- 
inent citizen  of  Grass  Lake,  Mich.,  a  director  of  th'=' 
Farmers'  Bank,  and  an  officer  of  the  Congregational 
Church  of  that  place.  Children: 

1.  William  K.  Crafts,  b.  Sept.  5,  1859;  "!•>  Oct.   14, 

1880,  Flora  \l.  Dwellie  of  Grass  Lake,  Mich.  He 
is  a  farmer  and  sheep  breeder,  and  now  lives  in 
Marine   City,    Mich.  Children:     (i)    George 

Pearl,  b.  Sept.  4,  1882;  (2)  Alice  Marguerite, 'b. 
Jan.  3,  1893. 

2.  Arthur  Pearl  Crafts,  b.   Nov.  4,   1865 ;  graduated 

from  the  Brooklyn  Medical  College  in  1890,  and 
is  now  practising  his  profession  in  Kansas  Citv, 
Mo.  Dr.  Arthur  P.  Crafts  married,  Oct.  9,  1894, 
Julia  A.  Smith  of  Bellevue,  O. ;  no  children. 

9.  Mary'  Kirby  (AbrahamS  Roger^,  John^,  Joseph^),  bom 
Aug.  I,  1771,  in  Litchfield,  Ct.;  married,  Jan.,  1791,  in  Middle- 
bury,  Vt.,  Samuel  Severance,  born  Feb.  2,  1765,  in  Northfield, 
Mass.,  son  of  Ebenezer  Severance  a-nd  Azubah  Smith.  He  was 
a  farm.er,  and  lived  in  Middlebury,  Vt.,  where  he  died  Feb.  11, 

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1851,  aged  eighty-six.    Mary  Kirby  Severance  died  Jan.  26,  1861, 
in  Middlebury,  Vt.  Children  born  in  Middlebury,  Vt. : 

35.  i.  Ebenezer   Severance,   b.   Nov.   3,    1791;   m.    Corcinna 

Jones, 
ii.  Eusebia  Severance,  b.  April  24,  1793;  d.  Sept.  16,  1794. 
iii.  Martha  Severance,  b.  March  9,  1795;  d.  April  11,  1889; 

not  married, 
iv.  Hannah  Severance,  b.  Aug.  4,  1797;  d.  April  13,  1822; 

m.  Leonard  Dakin;  no  children. 

36.  V.  Eusebia  Severance,  b.  Jan.  19,  1799;  m.  (i)  Pomeroy 

Alford,  (2)  John  Rockwell. 
vi.  Oliver  Severance,  b.  April  27,  1802;  d.  I\Iay  10,  1826. 
vii.  Eunice  Severance,  b.  Dec.  11,  1804;  d.  Nov.  24,  1894; 
m.  John  Clark  Kirby.     See  previous  page. 
viii.  Azubah  Severance,  b.  Feb.  8,  1807;   d.  1888.    She  mar- 
ried, but  had  no  children. 

37.  ix.  Samuel  Smith  Severance,  b.  May  23,  1809;  m.  Maria 

L.  Munger. 
X.  Anna  Barnum  Severance,  b.  July  29,  181 1;  d.  Aug.  23, 
1891 ;  not  married. 

38.  xi.  Darius   Severance,   b.    Feb.    5,    1814;   m.   Emeline   E. 

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[Severance  Lineage: 

L  John  Severance  came  in  the  Elizabeth,  1634;  was  one  of  the 
original  proprietors  of  Salisbury,  Mass.,  where  he  was  made  free- 
man May  17,  1637;  married  (i)  Ursula,  daughter  of  Richard  and 
Ursula  Kimball  of  Watertown,  who  died  June  17,  1658;  married 
(2)  Susanna,  daughter  of  Henry  Ambrose  of  Charlestown.  He 
died  April  9,  1682,  in  Salisbury,  Mass.  By  his  first  wife  he  had 
three  sons,  who  survived  him:  John,  Joseph,  and  Benjamin. 

H.  John  Severance  of  Deerfield,  Mass.,  eldest  surviving  son 
of  the  preceding,  bom  Nov.  24,  1647;  died  April,  1709.  By  wife 
Mary  he  had  six  children. 

HL  Ebenezer  Severance  of  Northfield,  Mass.,  eldest  son  of 
the  preceding,  born  Sept.  19,  1673;  killed  by  the  Indians,  Oct. 
II,  1723.    By  his  wife  Mary,  who  died  June  20,  1760,  he  had: 

IV.  Ebenezer  Severance  of  Northfield,  Mass.,  youngest  son, 
born  July  24,  1709;  died  March  24,  1791.  He  was  for  many 
years  a  soldier  in  the  frontier  service.  By  his  wife  Hannah,  who 
died  Dec.  16,  1780,  aged  about  eighty,  he  had: 

V.  Ebenezer  Severance  of  Middlebury,  Vt.,  eldest  son,  bom 

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DESCENDANTS  OF  JOSEPH   KIRBY 

Sept.  13,  1731 ;  married,  Feb.  28,  1764,  Azubah  Smith,  daughter 
of  Samuel  Smith  and  Sarah  Morton.  Samuel  Smith  wsls  the  son 
of  Preserved  Smith  of  Hadley,  Mass.  (son  of  Samuel  and  grand- 
son of  Rev.  Henry  Smith  of  Wethersfield,  Ct.),  and  Mar>-  Smith 
(married  Dec.  15,  1697),  daughter  of  Chileab  and  granddaughter 
of  Lieutenant  Samuel  Smith  of  Wethersfield  and  Hadley.] 

35.  Ebenezer®  Severance  (Mary  Kirby^,  Abraham*,  Roger^, 
John^,  Joseph^),  born  Xov.  3,  1791,  in  Middlebury,  Vt. ;  married, 
Jan.  29,  1817,  Corcinna  Jones,  bom  Jan,  29.  1793,  in  Hubbard- 
ton,  Vt.,  daughter  of  Asahel  Jones  and  Catherine  Leonard  of 
Massachusetts.  He  was  a  farmer  in  jNIiddlebury,  Vt.,  where  he 
died  Feb.  17,  1880.  Corcinna  Jones  Severance  died  Jan.  29.  1889, 
on  her  ninety-sixth  birthday,  and  was  buried  in  Middlebury,  Vt. 
Children  born  in  Aliddlebury,  Vt.: 

i.  ;Mary  Catherine  Severance,  b.  Aug.  11,  1821;  m.,  July 
26,  1848,  Rev.  Warren  W.  Winchester,  b.  in  Madrid, 
N.  Y.,  son  of  Henry  Winchester  of  Malone.  X.  Y., 
and  Isabella  O.  Foote  of  Middlebury,  \'t.  He 
graduated  from  Middlebury  College,  1849,  ^"^  from 
Andover  Theological  Seminary,  1852;  was  ordained 
and  installed  over  the  Congregational  Church  of 
Clinton,  Mass.,  in  1854;  was  pastor  of  the  Congre- 
gational Church  of  Clinton,  Mass.,  1854-62.  and  of 
Bridport,  Vt.,  1865-80.  During  the  Civil  War  he 
was  Hospital  Chaplain  at  Washington,  D.  C,  and 
elsewhere.  He  died  at  Williamstown,  Mass.,  Aug. 
3,  1889.  They  had  twelve  children.  Their  only  sur- 
viving child  is: 

I.  Rev.  Benjamin  Severance  Winchester,  b.  Feb. 
26,  1868,  in  Bridport,  \'t.;  graduated  from 
Williams  College,  1889;  Professor  of  Chem- 
istry and  Natural  Science  in  Whitman  Col- 
lege, Washington,  1889-92;  graduated  from 
Chicago  Theological  Seminary,  1895:  studied 
abroad  at  the  University  of  Halle,  Germany, 
1895-97.  He  married,  Aug.  31,  1897,  Rose 
A.  Gunn  of  Seattle,  Wash. 
ii.  Edmund  Kirby  Severance,  b.  April  28,  1823;  m.,  Dec. 

14,  1869,  Mary  A.  Landon. 
iii.  Leonard  Severance,  b.  Jan.  25,  1825;  d.  March  17,  1826. 
39.       iv.  Oliver  Severance,  b.  Feb.  14,  1827;  m.  Delia  Cady. 


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DESCENDANTS  OF  JOSEPH   KIRBY 

40.  V.  Asahel  Jones  Severance,  b.  Dec.  i,  1828;  m.  Martha 

W.  Cady. 

41.  vi.  Milton  Leonard  Severance,  b.  Oct.  14,  1830;  m,  Emily 

A.  Spencer, 
vii.  Frances  Ann  Severance,  b.  April  19,  1832;  d.  Aug.  12, 

1853- 
viii.  Emma  Adelia  Severance,  b.  April  19,  1834;  m.,  Aug. 
16,  1859,  Rev.  S.  Leroy  Blake,  b.  Dec.  5,  1834,  in 
Cornwall,  Vt.,  son  of  Myron  M.  Blake  and  Lucy 
Stone.  Emily  Severance  Blake  died  Aug.  31,  1864. 
Her  only  child  died  at  birth  and  was  buried  with  her. 
43.  ix.  Martha  Agnes  Severance,  b.  May  29,  1837;  m.  Colonel 
Lyman  E.  Knapp. 

39.  Oliver^  Severance  (Ebenezer  Severance^,  Mary  Kirby', 
Abraham*,  Roger^,  John^,  Joseph^)  of  Middlebun-',  Vt,  born 
Feb.  14,  1827,  in  Middlebury,  Vt.;  married,  March  18,  1849,  Delia 
Cady,  born  April  16,  1832,  in  Middlebury,  Vt.,  daughter  of  Clark 
C.  Cady  and  Naomi  Mills,  both  of  ]\Iiddlebury,  Vt.  Delia  Cady 
Severance  died  Sept.  30,  1893,  in  IMiddlebury,  Vt.  Children 
born  in  Middlebury,  Vt. : 

i.  Julia  Adelaide  Severance,  b.  July  10,  1850;  d.  Dec.  11,  i860. 
ii.  Junius  Eugene  Severance,  b.  Sept.  7,  1851;  m.,  Nov.  18, 

1873,  Dora  Biggert;  no  children. 
iii.  Charles  Carlton  Severance,  b.  Sept.  17,  1853;  m.  (i),  July 
4,  1879,  Ida  L.  Lattimer,  who  died  March  23,   1S90; 
m.  (2),  Ivlarch  26,  1894,  Lena  K.  Wooster.    One  child: 
I.  Guy  Severance,  b.  May  17,  1880. 
iv.  Florence  Lillian  Severance,  b.  Jan.  30,  18^6;  m.,  Jan.  5, 
i88r,  Dr.  C.  B.  Warner  of  Port  Henry,  N.  Y.         Chil- 
dren: 

1.  Richard  Warner,  b.  Oct.  17,  1881. 

2.  Ruth  Warner,  b.  Sept.  3,  1884. 

3.  Rollin  Warner,  b.  Nov.  19,  1886. 

V.  William  Frank  Severance,  b.  April  15,  i860;  d.  June  2, 

1861. 
vi.  Frederick  Wilmot  Severance,  b.  Feb.  2,  1862;  d.  June  17, 

1878. 
vii.  Frank  Oliver  Severance,  b.  Aug.  28,  1864;  m.,  June  28, 
1887,  Carrie  L.  Tyrel;  one  child: 

I.  Tyrel  Frank  Severance,  b.  Aug.  18,  1891. 
viii.  Daisv  Ethel  Severance,  b.  Nov.  12,  1873;  d.  Feb.  11,  1896. 


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40.  Asahel  Jones"  Severance  (Ebenezer  Severance^,  Mary 
KirbyS  Abraham*,  Roger^,  John-,  Joseph^)  of  Denver,  Col.,  was 
born  Dec.  i,  1828,  in  Middlebury,  V't.  When  twenty-one  years 
of  age  he  removed  to  Oneida,  N.  Y.,  where,  after  serving  a  short 
apprenticesliip  in  the  carpenters'  and  joiners'  trade,  he  engaged 
in  the  manufacture  of  building  and  finishing  material.  In  1851 
he  returned  to  iMiddlebury,  Vt.,  and,  in  company  with  his  brothers, 
entered  into  the  building  and  lumber  business  in  that  city.  About 
1861  he  turned  his  attention  also  to  the  marble  business,  and 
opened  the  North  Middlebury  Marble  Quarrj-.  He  built  a  large 
mill  for  sawing  marble,  and  for  several  years  employed  a  hundred 
men  in  supplying  marble  for  buildings,  monuments,  etc.  His 
last  and  largest  contract  was  for  the  marble,  cut  and  ready  to  put 
up,  for  the  U.  S.  Post-office  and  the  Court  House  at  Portland, 
Me.  The  contract  required  two  years  for  its  completion.  The 
fluted  columns  for  these  buildings  were  twenty-seven  feet  long, 
each  of  one  piece,  weighed  twenty  tons  before  dressing,  and 
$10,000  was  paid  for  carving  the  capitals.  At  the  same  time 
he  carried  on  a  large  lumber  business  at  Mount  Holly,  Vt.  His 
health  becoming  impaired  by  close  attention  to  these  large  enter- 
prises, he  visited  California  in  1868,  and  finally  removed  to  that 
State  in  1870.  Upon  his  return  to  California  he  took  with  him. 
eleven  car-loads  of  fine  merino  sheep  in  one  train,  the  first,  and 
perhaps  the  only,  through-train  of  sheep  ever  shipped  to  that 
State.  While  in  California  he  gave  much  time  to  the  raising, 
breeding,  and  importing  from  Vermont  of  Spanish  merino  sheep, 
which  greatly  improved  both  the  quantity  and  quality  of  wool 
raised  in  the  State.  During  his  stay  of  nine  years  in  California 
he  crossed  the  continent  ten  times  and  once  by  the  Isthmus. 

While  engaged  in  the  quarry  business  Mr.  Asahel  J.  Severance 
invented  and  patented  the  "  diamond  drill,"  now  everywhere  used 
in  boring  wells  and  in  mining — an  invention  which  gives  him 
honorable  rank  among  the  foremost  inventors  of  the  age.  When 
in  California  he  introduced  the  "  diamond  drill  "  into  the  famous 
Comstock  mines,  and  had  the  satisfaction  of  knowing  that  his 
invention  unlocked  the  largest  deposit  of  the  precious  metal  ever 
found  on  this  continent.  In  thirty-two  months  these  mines  pro- 
duced and  paid  out  $72,000,000  to  the  stockholders.  He  also, 
while  in  that  State,  became  largely  interested  in  hydraulic  mining, 
and  built  one  ditch  for  conveying  water  which  cost  him  some 
$115,000.  In  1879,  when  the  State  of  California  passed  a  law 
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rivers,  and  which  entailed  great  loss  to  all  those  engaged  in  hy- 
draulic mining,  Mr,  Severance  removed  from  that  State,  and  has 
since  been  engaged  in  mining  enterprises  in  Colorado,  with  his 
residence  in  Denver.  He  is  also  President  of  the  Damascus  Steel 
Company,  which  manufactures  a  steel  of  his  own  invention,  and 
which  many  believe  to  be  equal  to  the  old  Damascus  steel  of  the 
Middle  Ages. 

Asahel  Jones  Severance  married,  April  6,  1850,  in  Oneida, 
N.  Y.,  Martha  W.  Cady,  born  Jan.,  1832,  in  Middlebury,  Vt., 
daughter  of  Clark  C.  Cady  and  Naomi  !^lills,  both  of  Middlebury, 
Vt.;  no  children. 

41.  iMilton  Leonard'  Severance  (Ebenezer  Severance^,  Mary 
Kirby^  Abraham-*,  Roger^,  John-,  Joseph^),  born  Oct.  14,  1830, 
in  Middlebury,  Vt. ;  married,  Aug.  16,  1859,  Emily  Augusta  Spen- 
cer, bom  March  24,  1838,  in  Salisbury,  \'t.,  daughter  of  Nathaniel 
Spencer  and  Esther  Brown  of  Orwell,  Vt.  Rev.  jNIilton  L.  Sever- 
ance graduated  from  Middlebury  College  in  1859,  and  from  An- 
dover  Theological  Seminary  in  1863.  He  was  pastor  of  the  Con- 
gregational Church  in  Boscawen,  N.  H.,  1863-69,  and  in  Orwell, 
Vt.,  1869-81 ;  was  financial  agent  of  ^Middlebury  College  for  two 
years;  and  principal  of  Burr  and  Burton  Seminary,  Manchester, 
Vt.,  1882-88.  In  1888  he  was  called  to  the  pastorate  of  the  First 
Congregational  Church  of  Bennington,  \'t.,  where  he  still  re- 
mains in  office.  During  the  war  he  was  one  of  the  pastors  en- 
gaged in  the  Christian  Com.mission  Service.  Emily  (Spencer) 
Severance  graduated  from  Mt.  Holyoke  College  in  1858. 

[Nathaniel  Spencer  of  Salisbury,  Vt.,  born  July  31,  1792;  died 
Jan.  22,  1879,  was  the  son  of  Jabez  Spencer  of  Salisbury,  Vt., 
and  Joanna  Ives  (married  June  28,  1786).  Jabez  Spencer,  born 
March  18,  1764  (Nathaniel*,  NathanieP,  NathanieF,  JaredS  of 
Haddam,  Ct.),  married,  July  i,  1830,  Esther  Brown,  born  Sept. 
23,  1801,  daughter  of  Luther  Brown  of  Onvell,  Vt.,  and  (mar- 
ried Jan.  3,  1787)  Hannah  Miner  of  Voluntown,  Ct.,  born  Sept. 
22,  1767;  died  June  26,  1850.  Luther  Brown,  born  July  2^,  1764. 
in  Canterbury,  Ct. ;  died  Jan.  29,  1837,  was  the  son  of  John  Brown 
of  Canterbury,  Ct.,  born  May  5,  1727;  died  March  8,  18 10,  and 
Lucy  Underwood  (married  ]\Iarch  13,  1750);  son  of  Deliverance 
Brown  of  Canterbury,  Ct.,  born  Dec.  4,  1689,  and  Abigail  Waldo 
(married  Oct.  28,  1717),  daughter  of  John  Waldo  of  Chelmsford 
and  Rebecca  Adams;  son  of  Eleazer  Brown  of  Chelmsford,  Mass., 
born  1649,  and  Dinah  Spaulding  (married  Feb.  9,  1674);  son  of 

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Thomas  Brown  of  Concord,  Mass.;  son  of  Christopher  Browne 
of  Bury  St.  Edmunds,  Co.  Suffolk,  England.] 

Children  of  Milton  L.  Severance  and  Emily  A.  Spencer: 
i.  Rev.  Claude  Milton  Severance,  b.  Nov.  3,  1861,  in  Salis- 
bury, Vt.;   graduated   from   Middlebury   College,    1SS3; 
teacher  at  Burr  and  Burton  Seminary,  1SS3-85;  studied 
in  Germanv,   18S5-S6;  teacher  in  Oahu  College,  Hono- 
lulu, H.  I.,'i8S6-S7;  Yale  Divinity  School,  1887-90;  mis- 
sionary- of  the  American  Board  in  Japan,  1890-95.     He 
is  now  living  in  Cleveland,  O.,  engaged  in  mission  work. 
He  married,  July  12,  1892,  Almona  Gill  of  Ohio,  then  a 
missionary  in  Japan;  no  children. 
ii.  Wilbert  Nathaniel  Severance,  b.  Aug.   18.   1S63,  in  Salis- 
bury, Vt.;  graduated  from  Middlebury  College,  1885;  not 
married, 
iii.  Carlton  Spencer  Severance,  b.  Aug.  15,  1867,  in  Boscawen, 
N.  H.;  graduated  from  ]\Iiddlebury  College,   1889;  not 
married. 
iv.  Maude  Emily  Severance,  b.  Nov.  28,  1870;  graduated  from 
Wellesley  College,   1893;  preceptress  at  Groton,  Mass., 
1893-96;  is  now  teaching  in  Elmira,  N.  Y. 
V.  Herbert  Allen  Severance,  b.  Dec.  2,  1873;  graduated  from 
Williston  Academy,  1892,  and  Poljlechnic,  Boston,  1S93. 


42.  Martha  Agnes^  Severance  (Ebenezer  Severance®,  Mary 
Kirby',  Abraham*,  Roger^,  John-,  Joseph^),  born  May  29,  1837; 
married,  Jan.  23,  1865,  in  Washington,  D.  C,  Colonel  Lyman 
Enos  Knapp,  born  Nov.  5,  1837,  in  Somerset,  \'t.,  son  of  Hiram 
Knapp  of  Dover,  Vt.,  and  Elvira  Stearns  of  Marlboro,  Vt.  He 
enlisted,  Aug.  20,  1862,  in  the  Sixteenth  Regiment  Vermont  Vol- 
unteers, and  was  Captain  of  Company  I  of  the  same  regiment; 
afterward  Captain  Company  F,  Seventeenth  Vermont  Volunteers; 
was  promoted  Major  and  afterward  Colonel  of  the  Seventeenth 
Regiment,  and  commanded  the  regiment  in  two  battles.  Colonel 
Knapp  was  appointed  Governor  of  Alaska  in  1S89  by  President 
Harrison,  and  held  this  office  four  years.  He  is  a  lawyer,  and  is 
now  practising  his  profession  at  Seattle.  Wash.  Children: 
i.  George  E.  Knapp,  b.  Dec.  21,  1867,  in  Middlebury,  Vt. 
ii.  Frances  A.  Knapp. 

iii.  Edwin  L.  Knapp. 

iv.  Mary  A.  Knapp. 

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36,  Eusebia°  Severance  (Mary  Kirby^  Abraham*,  Rogers 
John-,  Joseph^),  born  Jan.  19,  1799,  in  Middlebury,  Vt;  died 
July  4,  1889;  married  (i)  Pomeroy  Alford,  married  (2)  John 
Rockwell.     By  her  second  husband  she  had  one  child: 

i.  Mary  Lucinda  Rockwell,  b.  March  15,  1839;  m.  William 
Guinn  Rea  of  Rockford,  111.  Children,  born  in  Rock- 
ford,  111.: 

1.  Allan  Richings  Rea,  b.  i\Iay  15,  1S56;  m.  Lucy  G. 

Helm.    They  have  one  son:   (i)  Lucien  Allen. 

2.  Fanny  Tracy  Rea,  b.  April  6,  1858. 

3.  Grace  Rockwell  Rea,  b.  Dec.  5,  i860;  m.  Clarence 

Albert  Rowell;  no  children. 

4.  Caroline  Hungerford  Rea,  b.  April  6,  1S64;  m.  John 

W.  Plenderson.     One  child:    (i)  Catherine  Mar- 
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5.  Helen  Montford  Rea,  b.  Aug.  19,  1868;  m.  Sherman 

F.  Kimball  of  Chicago,  111.  They  have  three  chil- 
dren: (i)  Virginia  Talcott,  (2)  Mildred  Louise, 
(3)  Charles  Rea. 

37.  Samuel  Smith^  Severance  (Mar>'  Kirby^,  Abraham*. 
Roger^,  John-,  Joseph^),  born  May  23,  1809,  in  Middlebury,  Vt. : 
married,  Nov.  9,  1833,  Maria  L.  Munger,  born  }vlay  24,  181 1, 
daughter  of  Samuel  iMunger  (born  July  16,  1772,  in  Norfolk,  Ct.) 
and  Lydia  Pier,  born  July  13,  1773,  in  Great  Barrington,  Mass. 
He  died  Jan.  21,  1887,  in  Middlebury,  Vt.  Maria  Munger  Sever- 
ance died  May  2,  1880,  in  Middlebury,  Vt.  Children  born  in 
Middlebury,  Vt.: 

i.  A  child,  b.  ;  d.  in  infancy. 

ii.  Philo  S.  Severance,  b.  Feb.  28,  1840;  d.  March  4,  1897; 
m.,  Feb.  21,  1867,  Helen  E.  Atwood,  b.  Nov.  22,  1845, 
dau.  of  George  Atwood  and  Sarah  Watkins  of  ^Slonkton, 
Vt.  Mrs.  Helen  Atwood  Severance  is  now  living  in  Mid- 
dlebury, Vt.  Children: 

1.  Emma  A.  Severance,  b.  Sept.  12,  1871. 

2.  Ernest  M.  Severance,  b.  Jan.  9,  1880. 

iii.  Martin  E.  Severance,  b.  Aug.  4,  1843;  m.,  Nov.  26,  1874, 
Mattie  Van  Slyke,  b.  Dec.  24,  1849,  dau.  of  N.  H.  and 
Polly  Van  Slyke  of  Minnesota.  He  removed  to  North 
Dakota  in  1880.  He  is  a  surveyor  and  farmer,  and  now 
lives  in  Lisbon,  N.  D.  Children : 

I.  Florence  M.  Severance,  b.  Sept.  27,  1875. 
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DESCENDANTS  OF  JOSEPH   KIRBY 


2.  Edwin  S.  Severance,  b.  April  i6,  1879. 

3.  Le  Roy  Severance,  b.  Feb.  21,  1S82. 

iv.  Jane  Maria  Severance,  b.  Sept.  15,  1856;  d.  Uarch  iS,  1S77. 

38.  Darius«  Severance  (Mary  Kirby^  Abraham*,  Rog:er^ 
John^,  Joseph^,  born  Feb.  5,  1814.  in  ^liddlebury,  Vt.;  married, 
March  11,  1839,  EmeUne  E.  Rockwell,  bom  Aug.  21,  1S19, 
daughter  of  John  ^I.  Rockwell  and  Lucinda  Lewis  of  Eton.  X.  Y. 
He  is  a  farmer  of  Middlebury,  Vt.,  and  is  still  living  (1897).  The 
compiler  of  the  Kirby  Genealogy  has  been  greatly  assisted 
by  him  in  gathering  m.aterial  concerning  the  descendants  of 
Abraham  Kirby  of  Middlebury,  Vt.,  and  wishes  here  to  acknowl- 
edge his  obligation.  Children: 

Y  Edward^C.  Severance,  b.  April  5,  1840;  m.  Ellen  A.  Rerkins 

of  Middlebury,  Vt.    They  are  now  living  in  Middlebury. 

No  children. 
ii.  Edith  Severance,  b.  April  16,  1850;  m.  Dr.  John  Avery  of 

Salisbury,  Vt.,  who  died  Dec.  23,  1893,  in  Walliugford, 

Vt.     She  is  now  living  in  Middlebury,  Vt.         Children: 

1.  Lucia  Avery,  b.  Dec.  2,  1875. 

2.  Rena  Avery,  b.  iNIarch  6,  1879. 

3.  Maude  Avery,  b.  Nov.  28,  1887. 

4.  John  Avery,  b.  April  4,  1890. 

10.  Anna'  Kirby  (Abraham*,  Roger^  John=,  Joseph^),  born 
July  21,  1775,  in  Litchfield,  Ct.;  died  Nov.  14,  1866,  at  Baltimore, 
Md.;  marrie^d,  May  7,  1795,  David  Barnum,  born  Aug.,  1770, 
in  Litchfield,  Ct.;  died  May  10,  1844,  in  Baltimore,  Md.  David 
Barnum,  widely  known  as  the  original  proprietor  of  the  hotel 
in  Baltimore  which  bore  his  name,  early  emigrated  from  his  native 
State  and  settled  in  Northern  Pennsylvania.  From  thence  he 
removed  to  Philadelphia,  where  he  became  the  proprietor  of  the 
"  Shakespeare  Hotel."  He  subsequently  removed  to  New  York 
City,  where  he  remained  for  awhile,  and  then  went  to  Boston  to 
take  charge  of  the  "  Exchange  Coffee  House,"  which  he  con- 
ducted with  success  until  the  burning  of  that  edifice  in  18 18,  by 
which  he  lost  all.  He  then  went  to  Baltimore,  and  soon  estab- 
lished himself  in  public  confidence  as  the  proprietor  of  the  "  Indian 
Oueen  Hotel,"  which  he  continued  to  conduct  until  1826.  when 
he  built  "  Barnum's  City  Hotel,"  v/ith  which  his  name  and  fame 
have  been  from  that  time  blended.     He  died  within  the  walls  of 

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DESCENDANTS  OF  JOSEPH   KIRBY 

the  hotel  which  bore  his  name,  May  lo,  1844,  aged  seventy-three 
years.  The  "  Baltimore  Sun,"  in  the  notice  of  his  death,  pays 
the  following  tribute  to  his  memory:  "The  career  of  Mr.  Bar- 
num  has  been  one  of  active  enterprise  in  the  capacity  which  has 
extended  his  name  and  reputation  to  all  parts  of  the  United  States. 
The  ability  with  which  he  has  fulfilled  his  duty  as  the  host  of 
innumerable  guests  will  find  ample  testimony  from  the  multitude 
to  which  it  may  be  referred;  while  the  urbanity  of  his  manners, 
the  courteous  dignity  of  his  intercourse,  and  the  unblemished 
probity  of  his  character  combined  to  elicit  the  sincere  regret  of 
his  friends." 

The  same  newspaper,  in  an  article  upon  the  death  of  Mrs.  Ann 
Kirby  Barnum,  says:  "She  was  a  younger  sister  of  Colonel 
Ephraim  Kirby,  who  was  conspicuous  in  New  England  during 
the  struggle  for  American  Independence.  In  early  life  she  mar- 
ried the  late  David  Barnum,  well  and  favorably  known  as  the 
original  proprietor  of  the  hotel  which  has  since  borne  his  name. 
Settling  here,  this  estimable  lady  witnessed  the  progress  of  our 
city  from  what  would  be  regarded  as  an  inconsiderable  town  to 
a  great  commercial  metropolis,  and  in  all  that  pertained  to  the 
advancement  of  Baltimore  she  ever  took  an  ardent  interest.  Dur- 
ing the  many  years  since  the  death  of  the  elder  Mr.  Barnum,  his 
widow  has  always  m.ade  the  hotel  her  home,  and  perhaps  it  may 
not  be  too  much  to  say  that  in  time  past  no  lady  was  more  ex- 
tensively known  or  more  universally  respected  in  different  parts 
of  the  country  than  v/as  Mrs.  Barnum.  Of  a  lively  and  social 
disposition,  with  a  heart  given  to  kindness,  and  with  a  most  re- 
markable memory,  that  remained  almost  unimpaired  nearly  to 
the  hour  of  her  death,  Mrs.  Banium  made  and  retained  the  ac- 
quaintance of  many  distinguished  persons.  Only  a  week  or  two 
since,  when  George  Peabody,  Esq.,  visited  Baltimore,  Mrs.  Bar- 
num heard  of  his  arrival,  and,  although  she  knew  herself  to  be 
on  her  deathbed,  insisted  on  an  interview  with  the  philanthropic 
gentleman — one  of  her  old  familiar  friends.  Mr.  Peabody  took 
the  earliest  moment  to  pay  his  respects,  and  for  an  hour  sat  by 
her  bedside,  and  together  they  talked  of  the  scenes  of  the  past. 
Their  parting  is  said  to  have  been  of  a  very  affecting  nature.  Thus 
has  passed  from  earth  one  of  those  interesting  links  that  bind  us 
to  the  last  century,  and  her  honored  grave  will  be  bedewed  with 
the  tears  of  children,  grandchildren,  and  great-grandchildren." 
Children  of  David  Barnum  and  Anna  Kirby: 

i.  David  Strong  Barnum,  b. ;  no  children. 

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DESCENDANTS  OF  JOSEPH   KIRBY 


ii.  Eliza  Barnum,  b.  April  23,  179S;  m.  George  Stannard 
of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  who  died  some  years  ago,  aged 
seventy-one,  at  Tarrytown,  N.  Y.,  where  he  had  a 
country-seat.  Mrs.  Eliza  B.  Stannard  is  still  living 
(May,  1898)  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  and  is  in  excellent 
health.  On  the  occasion  of  her  reaching  her  hun- 
dredth birthday  she  received  the  visits  and  congratula- 
tions of  her  friends  at  her  home  in  Brooklyn.  Her 
room  was  filled  with  flowers,  among  them  100  car- 
nation pinks  from  Chicago,  111.  She  had  seven  chil- 
dren, all  of  whom  are  dead  except  her  daughter, 
Caroline: 

I.  Caroline  Stannard,  b.  ;  m.,  in  1855,  Fred- 
erick William  Tilton  of  New  Orleans,  La., 
who  died  in  1890.     No  children. 

iii.  Major  Ephraim  Kirby  Barnum,  b.  1801;  d.  Dec.  26, 
1847,  in  his  forty-seventh  year.  He  was  commis- 
sioned Second  Lieutenant,  Fifth  Infantr>%  U.  S.  Army, 
June  II,  181 7;  Lieutenant  of  the  same,  Dec.  31,  1820; 
Captain  Second  Infantry,  U.  S.  Army,  Dec.  28,  1832; 
Major  Third  Infantry,  U.  S.  Army,  Feb.  16,  1847. 
No  children. 
43.     iv.  Frances  Barnum,  b.  ;  m.  Andrew  McLaughlin. 

V.  Richard  Barnum,  b. ;  m.,  and  had  one  son. 

vi.  Augustus  Barnum,  b. ;  m.,  and  had  a  son  David. 


43.     Frances"    Barnum    (Anna    KirbyS    Abraham*,    Roger', 

John^,  Joseph^,  bom  ;  died  Dec.   14,   1849;  married,  Jan. 

16,  1820,  in  Baltimore,  Md.,  Andrew  McLaughlin,  born  Jan.  25, 
1802;  died  Jan.  29,  1863,  in  Baltimore,  Md.  He  was  associated 
with  his  wife's  cousin,  Zenas  Barnum,  in  the  management  of 
"  Barnum's  Hotel,"  and,  upon  the  withdrawal  of  the  latter,  in 
1855,  became  the  sole  proprietor,  and  so  remained  until  his  death. 
Children : 

i.  Dr.  David  Barnum  McLaughlin,  b.  Feb.  3,  1821;  d.  July 
8,  1875;  m.,  Oct.  5,  1841,  Maria  Durocker.  He  had 
three  daughters,  one  of  whom  is  now  the  ^Mother  Su- 
perior at  the  House  of  the  Good  Shepherd,  Washing- 
ton, D.  C;  another  is  a  Sister  at  the  Visitation  Con- 
vent, Baltimore,  Md.,  and  the  youngest  daughter, 
Nellie,  is  now  living  in  Washington,  D.  C. 
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DESCENDANTS  OF  JOSEPH  KIRBY 

ii.  Augustus  McLaughlin,  b.  Jan,   i8,   1823;  d.  March   i, 

1884;  m.,  Dec,  28,  1848,  Henrietta  Colder;  no  children, 

iii.  John  Kirby  ^McLaughlin,  b.  June  17,  1825;  d.  Jan,  9, 

1833. 
iv.  Anna  Barnuni  McLaughlin,  b.  May  7,  1828;  d.  Aug.  23, 
1872;  m.,  March  9,  1848,  her  cousin,  Zenas  Barnum, 
b.  Dec.  9,  1810,  near  Wilkesbarre,  Pa.;  d.  April  5, 
1865,  in  Baltimore,  Md.  He  was  a  civil  engineer  be- 
fore becoming  proprietor  of  "  Bamum's  Hotel,"  in 
the  management  of  which  he  acquired  a  large  prop- 
erty. Later  he  became  President  of  the  Baltimore 
Central  R.  R.  He  was  largely  interested  in  the  de- 
velopment of  the  Magnetic  Telegraph,  and  was  the 
first  President  of  the  American  Telegraph  Company. 
He  was  also  President  of  the  ]Magnctic  Telegraph 
Company  at  the  time  of  his  death.  She  married  (2) 
Dr.  D.  C.  Gordon,  by  whom  she  had  no  children. 
She  had  five  children  by  her  first  husband,  all  of  whom 
are  now  dead  except : 

I,  Rev.  Frances  Barnum,  b.  .     He  is  a  Jesuit 

Priest  of  the  Roman  Catholic  Church,  and  is 
now  a  missionar}-  to  Alaska. 

44.  V.  William   Barnum   McLaughlin,   b.    Dec.    18,    1831;   m. 

Harriet  C,  Linn. 

45.  vi.  Ephraim  Kirby  McLaughlin,  b.  Oct.  30,  1835;  m.  (i) 

Mary   Hyland,   (2)   Maria  L.   Raybold,   (3)   Frances 
A.  K.  Smith. 

44.  William  Barnum^  McLaughlin  (Frances  Barnum^,  Anna 
Kirby^  Abraham^  Roger^,  John",  Joseph^),  born  Dec.  18,  1831, 
in  Baltimore,  Md. ;  died  May  23,  1894,  in  Williamstown,  ]\Iass. ; 
married,  Dec.  20,  1853,  Harriet  C.  Linn,  daughter  of  William  D. 
B.  Linn  and  Malinda  Decker.  They  lived  in  Lanesboro,  Mass., 
and  had  four  children: 

i.  Frank  Kirby  McLaughlin,  b.  April  30,  1856;  m.,  Nov.  8, 
1881,  L.  G.  Buddington,  b.  Oct.  18,  1857,  dau.  of  Walter 
J.  Buddington  and  Amanda  S.  Grant.  He  is  now  (1887) 
the  proprietor  of  the  "  St.  James  Hotel,"  Utica,  N.  Y. 
Children: 

1.  Andrew  W.  McLaughlin,  b.  Oct.  30,  1882. 

2.  Harry  B.  McLaughlin,  b.  June  18,  18S6. 

3.  Margaret  G.  McLaughlin,  b.  April  8,  1891. 

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ii.  Frances  Ann  McLaughlin,  b.  Oct.  12,  1858;  m.,  1881, 
Leonard  B.  Gaylor.    They  are  now  Hving  in  Erie,  Pa. 

iii.  WilHam  Dexter  McLaughHn,  b.  Oct.  21,  i860.  He  is  now 
Hving  in  Johet,  III;  not  married. 

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1887,  in  Lanesboro,  ]Mass.,  Harry  H.  Shermans,  b.  Nov. 
15,  1866,  in  Lanesboro,  !\Iass.,  son  of  Ezra  H.  and  Mar- 
tha B.  Shermans.  They  are  now  living  in  Rochester, 
N.  Y.  Children: 

1.  Martha  Shermans,  b.  Oct.  20,  1889,  in  Lanesboro, 

Mass. 

2.  W.  Linn  Shermans,  b.  Sept.  9,  1893,  in  Portchester, 

N.  Y. 

45.  Ephraim  Kirby^  McLaughlin  (Frances  Barnum^  Anna 
KirbyS  Abraham^  Roger^  John-,  Joseph^),  born  Oct.  30,  1835, 
in  Baltimore,  Md. ;  died  Dec.  18,  1887,  in  Pittsfield,  Mass.;  mar- 
ried (i)  Mary  Hyland  of  Baltimore,  Md.,  who  died  before  1863; 
married  (2),  Nov.  27,  1863,  Maria  Louisa  Raybold  of  Boston, 
born  May  3,  1842,  in  Redford,  N.  Y.,  daughter  of  James  Raybold 
and  Elizabeth  Collins,  who  died  Nov.  11,  1870,  in  Berkshire, 
Mass.;  married  (3),  Nov.  26,  1874,  in  Lenox,  Mass.,  Frances 
Ann  Kemble  Smith,  born  April  8,  1850,  in  Lenox,  Mass.  He 
had  one  child  by  his  second,  and  three  children  by  his  third 
marriage: 

i,  Annie  Bamum  McLaughlin,  b.  Oct.  20,  1864;  m.,  July  14, 
1891,  in  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  Edwin  Luce  Humphrey,  Jr., 
of  Pittsfield,  Mass.,  b.  Dec.  30,  1862,  in  Pittsfield,  Mass., 
son  of  Edwin  Luce  Humphrey  and  Asenath  Smith  Noble. 
One  child: 

I.  Helen  Barnum  Humphrey,  b.  ^March   15,  1894,  in 
Pittsfield,  Mass. 
ii.  Elizabeth  McLaughlin,  b.  Sept.  9,  1875,  in  Pittsfield,  Mass. 
iii.  Augustus  Tilley  McLaughlin,  b.  May  18,   1878,  in  Pitts- 
field, Mass. 
iv.  Edmund  Kirby  McLaughlin,  b.  Jan.  16,  1881,  in  Pittsfield, 
Mass. 

11.  Sally'  Kirby  (Abraham*,  Roger',  John^',  Joseph^),  born 
Nov.  30,  1779,  in  Litchfield,  Vt. ;  married,  Nov.  11,  1801,  David 
Yale,  born  Oct.  i,  1775,  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Nathaniel 
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DESCENDANTS  OF  JOSEPH   KIRBY 

2^,  1826,  in  Middlebury,  Vt.,  and  she  married  (2),  Dec.  29.  1842, 
Isaac  Landen  of  Cornwall,  Vt.,  where  he  died  June  8,  1850.  She 
died  July  12,  186S,  in  Middlebury,  Vt. 

Children  of  Sally  Kirby  and  David  Yale: 
i.  Harvey  Yale,  b.  Aug.  19,  1802,  in  Bristol,  Vt. ;  d.  June  10, 
1893,   in  Middlebury,   Vt.;  m.,   Dec,  21,    1826,   Pamelia 
Barnaby.  Children: 

1.  Harriet  Yale,  b.  Jan.  30,  1828;  m.,  June  29,  1852, 

her  cousin,  Lafayette  Yale,  b.  Aug.  28,  1824.  son 
of  Nathaniel  Yale,  the  brother  of  David.  They 
are  now  living  in  Clinton,  la. ;  no  children. 

2.  Emeline  Yale,  b.  March  21,  1831;  d.  May  25,  1S62, 

in  Middlebury,  \'t. 

3.  Sarah  Ellen  Yale,  b.  Oct.   15,   1840;  m.,  Jan.    19, 

i860,  Henry  Nichols.  They  nov/  Hve  in  Phila- 
delphia, Pa. 

4.  Julia  Elizabeth  Yale,  b.  ^March  20,  1842;  m.,  Sept. 

23,  1867,  Bertrand  Bessac.    They  are  now  living 
in  San  Diego,  Cal. 
ii.  Abraham  Kirby  Yale,  b.  July  30,  1804;  d.  Nov.  17,  1804. 
iii.  Ira  Yale,  b.  April  29,  1807,  in  Middleburv%  Vt. ;  d.  April 
10,  1864;  m.  (i),  Sept.  13,  1837,  Rachel  M.  Case,  who 
died  Dec.  7,  1845,  aged  thirty-nine  years;  m.  (2),  Oct.  18, 
1846,  Lydia  Sawyer.         Children: 

1.  Angeline  Yale,  b.  Aug.  29,  1839;  m.  Horace  Young. 

They  now  live  in  Petersburgh,  Mich. 

2.  David  Yale,  b.  Apiil  i,  1842;  m.  Emma  More.    He  is 

a  physician,  and  is  now  living  in  Deerfield,  Mass. 

3.  Henry  Yale,  b.  Feb.  9,  1844;  d.  May  8,   1847,  in 

Middlebury,  Vt. 

4.  Emma  Yale,  b.  Dec.  17,  1849;  m.,  June  26,  1869, 

Norman  Maxham. 

5.  Henrietta  Yale,  b.  Oct.  7,  1854;  m.  Clafiin. 

iv.  Mynderse  Yale,  b.  ^lay  5,  1809,  in  Middlebury,  Vt. ;  d.  Dec. 

26,  1892,  in  Benson,  Vt.;  m.,  Nov.  2,  1846,  Laura  Grifftn. 
She  is  now  living  in  Middlebury,  Vt.         Children: 

1.  Charles  Elmer  Yale,  b.  March  18,  1849;  ^-  Sept.  2, 

1859,  in  Middlebury,  Vt. 

2.  William  Mynderse  Yale,  b.  Aug.  12,  1853;  m.  Julia 

Brown.    They  are  now  living  in  Salisbury,  Vt. 

3.  Harriet  Maria  Yale,  b.  Jan,  18,  1857;  m.,  Feb.  16, 

1877,  Ira  E.  Bourne,  b.  Nov.  7,  1852,  third  son 


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of  Orson  and  Susan  Bourne  of  Hampton,  N.  Y. 
They  live  in  Fair  Haven,  Vt.         Children:    (i) 
Elmer,  b.  Dec.  4,  1877;  (2)  Henry  M.,  b.  June  28, 
18S2;  (3)  Ir^'ing  S.,  b.  June  21,  1888. 
4.  Sarah  Almira  Yale,   b.   Sept.    15,   1858;  m.   Amos 
Chandler.    They  live  in  Hortonville,  Vt. 
V.  Harriet  Yale,  b.  March  27,  1812,  in  Middlebury,  Vt.;  d. 
April  13,   1872,  in  Weybridge,  Vt. ;  m.,  March   i,   1843, 
Edwin  Lawrence  of  Weybridge,  Vt.     One  child: 

I.  George  Edwin  Lawrence,  b.  June  10,  1844,  in  Wey- 
bridge, Vt.;  m.,  Oct.  17,  1876,  at  Poughkeepsie, 
N.  Y.,  Katharine  C.  Phalen,  b.  Jan.  25,  1850,  in 
Perry,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of  William  Phalen  and  Emily 
Balch;   is  a  lawyer,  and   lives   in   Rutland,   Vt. 
Children:    (i)  Robert  Ashton,  b.  Oct.  15.  1878; 
(2)  Edwin  Winship,  b.  March  27,  1881;  (3)  Kath- 
arine Emma,  b.  Oct.  18,  18S3. 
vi.  Hannah  S.  Yale,  b.  P^eb.  28,  1821,  in  Middlebury,  Vt.;  m., 
Oct.  31,  1861,  Zuar  Barrows  of  Middlebury,  Vt.,  son  of 
Luther  Barrows.     Zuar  Barrows  died  Aug.  28,  1874,  in 
Middlebury,  Vt.,  aged  nearly  seventy  years.    She  is  now 
living  in  Bristol,  Vt.;  no  children. 

5.  Joseph*  Kirby  (Roger',  John^,  Joseph^),  born  July  7,  1732, 
in  Woodbury,  Ct.;  married,  March  24,  1757,  in  Woodbury  (now 
Bethlehem),  Ct.,  Rachel  Hand  (see  Cothren's  "  History  of  Wood- 
bury," p.  546),  daughter  of  Stephen  Hand  (son  of  Stephen)  and 
Rachel  Walston.  Joseph  Kirby  died  before  July  i,  1766,  when 
administration  on  his  estate  was  granted  to  his  widow  Rachel. 
She  married  (2),  April  9,  1767,  Joseph  Guthrie  of  Kent,  Ct.,  son 
of  John  Guthrie.  By  her  second  husband  she  had:  Stephen,  born 
Jan.  10,  1768;  Elias,  born  July  19,  1769;  Joseph,  born  Feb.  19, 
1773.  She  died  before  June  19,  1781,  when  Joseph  Goodrich  of 
Washington,  Ct.,  was  appointed  administrator  of  the  estate  of 
Joseph  Kirby,  in  place  of  his  "  wife  Rachel  w^ho  is  now  dead," 
and  money  was  taken  from  the  said  estate  for  the  support  of 
Sarah  Kirby  and  Susy  (Seula)  Kirby,  both  children  and  minors 
of  Joseph  Kirby. 

Children  of  Joseph  and  Rachel  Kirby: 
i.  Rachel  Kirby,  b.  March  4,  1759. 
46.      ii.  Reuben  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  16,  1760;  m.  (i)  Anna  Guthrie, 
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iv.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  18,  1765. 

46.  Reuben^  Kirby  (Joseph*,  Roger^,  John",  Joseph^)  of  Bain- 
bridge,  N.  Y.,  born  Nov.  16,  1760,  in  Woodbury,  Litchfield 
County,  Ct. ;  married  (i),  Oct.  30,  1782,  Anna  Guthrie,  born  Oct. 
12,  1761,  daughter  of  William  Guthrie,  Sr.,  of  Litchfield  County, 
Ct.  In  1786  Reuben  Kirby  removed,  together  with  his  father- 
in-law,  William  Guthrie,  to  Chenango  County,  N.  Y.,  and  settled 
upon  a  tract  of  land  situated  about  three  miles  above  the  present 
town  of  Afton  which  they  had  purchased  from  Air.  Robert  Harper 
of  Harpersville,  Delaware  County,  N.  Y.  Here  they  built  cabins, 
and  returned  the  following  autumn  to  Connecticut  for  their  fam- 
ilies, which  they  brought  back  with  them  the  next  spring.  Their 
title  to  these  lands  proving  defective,  in  consequence  of  the  re- 
pudiation of  Harper's  claims  by  the  Government  on  account  of 
being  based  upon  a  purchase  made  with  the  Indians,  they  aban- 
doned their  first  settlement.  Reuben  Kirby  removed  to  the  east 
side  of  the  Susquehanna  River,  and  purchased  a  piece  of  ground 
about  two  miles  below  the  present  town  of  Bainbridge.  His  first 
wife  died  Sept.  14,  1793.  The  following  year  he  returned  to 
Connecticut  and  married  (2),  Jan.  2.2,  1794,  Naomi  Patterson, 
born  Aug.  3,  1770,  of  Washington,  Ct.  He  returned  in  a  sleigh 
drawn  by  oxen,  and  crossed  the  Hudson  on  the  ice  at  Catskill. 
He  died  Oct.  15,  1827,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.  Naomi  Patterson 
Kirby  died  Sept.,  1864,  aged  ninety-four  years. 

Reuben  Kirby  was  a  Revolutionary  soldier.     At  one  time  he 
was  stationed  on,  or  near,  Staten  Island.    His  grandson,  William 
D.  Kirby  of  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.,  writes:   "  I  have  heard  my  father 
relate  an  anecdote  his  father  Reuben  told  him  of  what  happened 
when  they  were  on  the  island  [Staten  Island].     When  they  re- 
ceived the  news  of  General  Burgoyne's  surrender  they  were  so 
elated  that  they  failed  to  obey  orders,  but  shouted,  danced,  fired 
the  cannon,  snatched  each  other's  hats  and  rammed  them  down 
the  cannons  for  wads,  and  had  a  general  jubilee."         Children: 
i.  Laura  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  6,  1783;  m.  Miles  Hinman  of  Up- 
per Lisle,  N.  Y. 
ii.  Lois  Kirby,  b.  March  13,  1788;  m.  Robert  Foster  of 
Otego,  N.  Y.     They  afterward  removed  to  the  Wy- 
oming Valley,  near  Wilkesbarre.     No  children. 
iii.  Sally  Kirby,  b.  May  8,  1791 ;  d.  1885;  m.  Sylvester  Smith 
of  Masonville,  N.  Y.,  b.  Nov.,  1789;  d.  Oct.,   1855, 
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son  of  Darius  Smith  of  South  Hadley,  Mass.,  and 
Lydia  White.  He  afterward  settled  in  Painted  Post, 
N.  Y.,  where  he  became  Judge.     No  children. 

47.  iv.  Reuben  Kirby,  b.  April  26,  1795;  m.  (i)  Patience  Cor- 

bin,  (2)  Louisa  (Dewey)  Kneeland. 
V.  Joseph  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  21,  1798;  d.  Sept.  12,  1875;  m. 
Sally  Corbin,  dau.  of  Samuel  Corbin;  no  children. 

48.  vi.  Philo  Kirby,  b.  June  15,  1801 ;  m.  Susan  Guthrie. 

49.  vii.  Pliny  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  4,  1805;  m.  Clarissa  Bennett. 


47.  Reuben'*  Kirby  (Reuben^  Joseph*.  Roger^,  John^,  Jo- 
seph^), born  April  26,  1795,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.;  married  (i), 
Feb.  15,  1820,  Patience  E.  Corbin,  bora  1800,  daughter  of  Syl- 
vester Corbin  of  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.  She  died  Dec.  27,  1834,  and 
he  married  (2)  Mrs.  Louisa  (Dewey)  Kneeland,  widow  of  Levi 
Kneeland  and  daughter  of  Colonel  William  Dewey  of  East  Sid- 
ney, Delaware  County,  N.  Y.  Reuben  Kirby  died  Nov.  16,  1887, 
aged  ninety-two,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.  Children  by  his  first 
wife : 

i.  Theodora  M.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  16,  1820;  d.  1843;  m.,  April, 
1843,  Leonard  Halsey,  M.D.,  of  Unadilla,  Otsego 
County,  N.  Y. 
ii.  Cordelia  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  6,  1823;  d.  Aug.  15,  1889;  m., 
Aug.  24,  1848,  Archibald  McKennon  of  Masonville, 
Delaware  County,  N.  Y.,  b.  April  22,  181 5,  son  of 
John  McKennon  and  Flory  Campbell  of  the  Island 
of  Mull,  Co.  of  Argyle,  Scotland.  He  died  June  25, 
1869,  at  Hart,  Oceana  County,  Mich.         Children: 

1.  John  McKennon,  b.  1849;  d.  in  infancy. 

2.  Archie  Reuben  McKennon,  b.  April  24,   1851, 

in  Masonville,  N.  Y. ;  m.,  Jan.  27,  1886,  Jessie 
McQuarrie,  b.  Oct.  6,  i860,  dau.  of  Donald 
McQuarrie  and  Margaret  Thorburn  of  Cale- 
donia, Ontario,  Canada.  He  is  now  living  in 
Shelby,  Mich.     No  children. 

3.  Frank  H.  McKennon,  b.  Sept.  28,  1854, 

4.  John  Kirby  McKennon,  b.  April  26,  i860.     He 

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50.     iii.  William  Dewey  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  5,  1839;  "^-  Hattie  J. 
Cudworth. 

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50.  William  Dewey^  Kirby  (Reuben^,  Reuben',  Joseph*, 
Roger',  John^  Joseph^),  born  Aug.  5,  1839,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y. ; 
married,  Feb.  i,  1870,  Hattie  J.  Cudworth,  born  July  12,  1842, 
daughter  of  John  Cudworth  of  Fayetteville,  Vt.  [John  Cudworth, 
born  1807,  son  of  Daniel  Cudworth  and  Abigail  Joslin,  was  a 
descendant  of  Captain  James  Cudworth,  born  1670,  the  grandson 
of  General  James  Cudworth  of  Scituate,  Mass.  He  married,  in 
1835,  Amy  Spaulding  of  Putney,  Vt.]  He  is  a  farmer,  and  lives 
in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.  Children: 

i.  Ralph  W.  Kirby,  b.  May  12,  1871 ;  m.,  Sept.  i,  1897,  Susan 
Lucinda  Sage,  only  dau.  of  Jay  and  Lucinda  T.  Sage  of 
New  Berlin,  N.  Y.    Since  1893  he  has  been  cashier  of  the 
First  National  Bank  of  Bainbridge,  N.  Y. 
ii.  John  R.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  11,  1872;  was  manager  of  "  Che- 
tauque  Hotel,"  De  Funiak  Springs,  Fla. ;  is  now  living 
in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y. 
iii.  Eudora  C.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  2,  1874. 
iv.  Clarence  H.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  30,  1876. 

48.  Philo«  Kirby  (Reuben',  Joseph*,  Roger^  John^,  Joseph^) 
of  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.,  born  June  15,  1801,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.; 
married,  Nov.  17,  1824,  Susan  Guthrie,  bom  Jan.  25,  1805,  daugh- 
ter of  William  Guthrie,  Jr.,  of  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.,  and  Sarah  Whit- 
ney. He  settled  first  on  the  homestead  farm  of  his  father,  but 
afterward  removed  to  the  Guthrie  homestead  at  Afton,  N.  Y., 
where  he  died  May  9,  1885.  Susan  Guthrie  Kirby  died  Nov.  15, 
1867. 

[William  Guthrie,  Jr.,  born  Dec.  4,  1767;  died  March  14,  181 3, 
in  Afton,  N.  Y.,  w^as  the  son  of  William  and  Sarah  (Whitney) 
Guthrie  of  Afton,  N,  Y.  William  Guthrie,  Sr.,  is  supposed  to  be 
the  William  born  Dec,  1730,  in  Stratford,  Ct.,  son  of  John  Guthrie 
and  Abigail  Coe  (born  Nov.  11,  1702,  daughter  of  Capt.  John  Coe 
and  Mary  Hawley,  daughter  of  Capt.  Joseph  Hawley,  all  of  Strat- 
ford, Ct.).  William  Guthrie,  Sr.,  removed  from  Litchfield  County, 
Ct,  to  Chenango  County,  N.  Y.,  about  1786,  and  settled  at  Afton, 
where  he  died  in  1805.  His  widow,  Sarah,  died  March  19,  1813. 
Sarah  Whitney  Guthrie,  born  March  8,  1775;  died  Dec.  17,  1857, 
was  the  daughter  of  Joshua'  Whitney  of  Binghamton,  N.  Y., 
bom  May  27,  1748  (Thomas*,  William',  Joshua-,  John^),  and 
Hannah  Green,  born  Sept.  14,  1748;  died  Aug.  17,  1793 J 
Children  of  Philo  and  Susan  Kirby: 
i.  Anna  L.  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  8,  1826;  not  married. 
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51.  ii.  Charles  Patterson  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  i6,  1830;  m.  :Margaret 

M.  Craig. 

52.  iii.  George  Frederick   Kirby,  b.   May  22,   1836;  m.  Jennie 

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•  iv.  Henry  Hobart  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  21,  1844;  d.  Oct.  10,  1865. 

51.  Charles  Patterson^  Kirby  (Philo«,  Reuben^  Joseph*, 
Roger^  John-,  Joseph^)  of  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.;  born  Nov.  16. 
1830,  in  Afton,  N.  Y.;  married,  May  9,  1854,  Margaret  Morgiana 
Craig,  born  183 1,  daughter  of  Daniel  Craig  (born  1803;  died 
1840)  and  Olive  Wood,  born  1807;  died  1897,  both  of  Bainbridge, 
N.  Y.  He  is  a  farmer,  and  resides  on  the  homestead  farm  of  500 
acres  that  belonged  to  his  grandfather.         Children: 

i.  Mary  Ella  Kirby,  b.  March  6,  1855;  not  married.  . 
ii.  Charles  Craig  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  15,  1857;  m.,  Dec.  19,  1882, 
Henrietta  King,  b.  1862,  dau.  of  Isaac  Smith  and  Melissa 
Groat.    They  have  one  child: 

I.  Olive  Jennie  Kirby,  b.  May  6,  1890. 
iii.  Edward  Guthrie  Kirby,  b.  !\Iarch  23,  1867;  m.,  Aug.  25, 
1890,  Effie  Cable,  b.  1869,  dau.  of  Theodore  Cable  and 
Mary  Landers.  Children: 

1.  Arthur  Theodore  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  13,  1892. 

2.  Margaret  Craig  Kirby,  b.  May  20,  1895. 

3.  Henry  Landers  Kirby,  b.  March  30,  1898. 

52.  George  Frederick^  Kirby  (Philo*,  Reuben',  Joseph*, 
Roger',  John-,  Joseph^),  born  May  22,  1836.  in  Bainbridge,  X.  Y. 
He  graduated  from  the  Rensselaer  Polytechnic  Institute  of  Troy, 
N.  Y.,  as  a  civil  engineer  in  the  class  of  1857.  From  that  time 
until  1861  he  was  in  the  employ  of  the  Mobile,  and  Ohio  R.  R., 
engaged  in  construction  work,  with  head-quarters  at  Corinth, 
Miss.  In  the  autumn  of  1861  he  removed  to  lov.-a,  where  he  had 
charge  of  building  what  is  now  called  the  Chicago  and  North- 
western R.  R.  across  the  State  of  Iowa.  He  also  had  charge  of 
the  shops  at  Clinton,  la.,  and  built  the  bridge  over  the  Mississippi 
at  that  place.  After  the  completion  of  the  railroad,  he  was  for 
some  vears  engineer  and  superintendent  of  the  Iowa  Division  of 
the  road.  Subsequently  he  located  at  Marshalltown,  la.,  and  en- 
gaged in  banking  and  in  developing  the  extensive  quarries  of  the 
Le  Grand  Quarry  Company  of  Marshall  County,  la.  He  is  now 
living  in  Marshalltown,  la.;  is  President  of  the  Fidelity  Savings 
Bank,  also  President  of  the  Le  Grand  Quarry  Company. 

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Mr.  George  F.  Kirby  married,  June  3,  1868,  Jennie  Reed,  born 
Aug.  II,  1845,  daughter  of  Christopher  Reed  and  Mary  Jane 
Ward.     No  children. 

[Christopher  Reed,  born  March  8,  1793;  died  ^Islv  2,  1864,  in 
Ames,  Montgomery  County,  N.  Y. ;  married,  Aug.  19,  1844,  Mary 
Jane  Ward.  He  was  the  son  of  Colonel  Enoch  Reed  of  Lyme, 
Ct.,  flnd  Phorbe  Peck.  Colonel  Enoch  Reed  was  a  Revolutionary 
soldier;  was  Second  Lieutenant  in  Colonel  Samuel  Parsons'  regi- 
ment, the  Tenth  Continental,  from  Jan.  i  until  Dec.  31,  1776; 
commissioned  Captain-Lieutenant,  Jan.  i,  1777,  in  the  First  Regi- 
ment Connecticut  Line;  promoted  to  be  Captain  of  the  same,  June 
20,  1779,  and  served  continually  as  Captain  of  the  First  and 
Fourth  Connecticut  Line  until  the  end  of  the  war,  retiring  with 
the  army,  June,  1783.  See  "  Record  of  the  Serv^ices  of  Connecti- 
cut Men  in  the  War  of  the  Revolution,"  pp.  99,  146,  338,  359; 
also  "  Flistorical  Register  of  Officers  of  the  Continental  Army," 
p.  342,  by  F.  B.  Heitman.] 

49.  Pliny®  Kirby  (Reuben^,  Joseph*,  Roger^,  John-,  Joseph^), 
born  1805,  i"  Bainbridge,  N.  Y. ;  married  Clarissa  Bennett,  daugh- 
ter of  Phineas  and  Sophia  Bennett  of  Bennettsville,  Chenango 
County,  N.  Y.  He  died  Jan.  i,  1878,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.  cfa- 
rissa  Bennett  Kirby  died  Dec,  1884.  Children: 

i.  William  R.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  19,  1832,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y. ; 
m.  Alletta  Saxe,  b.  Oct.  14,  1834,  dau.  of  John  P. 
Saxe  of  Catskill,  N.  Y.  No  children. 
ii.  Milton  B.  Kirby,  b.  ;  graduated  from  Union  Col- 
lege in  1861;  enlisted  in  the  L^nion  Army,  and  was 
killed,  Nov.  14,  1862,  in  the  battle  of  Fredericksbursr, 
Va. 
iii.  Harrison  P.  Kirby,  b.  March  31,  1836,  in  Bainbridge, 
N.  Y. ;  m.  .  He  is  a  farmer  in  Norway,  Her- 
kimer County,  N.  Y.  Children: 

1.  Kenneth  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  12,  1887. 

2.  Pliny  Kirby,  b.  Jan.,  1890. 

3.  Ruth  Kirby. 

53.     iv.  Josephine  Kirby,  b.  April  25,  1841;  m.  Weston  Evans. 

53.  Josephine^  Kirby  (Pliny*,  Reuben',  Joseph*,  Roger'. 
John-,  Joseph^),  born  April  25,  1841,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.;  mar- 
ried G.  Weston  Evans,  born  June  28,  1S32,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y., 
son  of  Ansel  Evans  and  Gratia  Redfield,  both   of  Bainbridge, 

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N.  Y.  He  was  a  farmer  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.,  until  1878,  when  he 
went  to  the  Indian  Resen'ation  in  Oregon  under  Government 
employ.  In  iSSi  he  removed  with  his  family  to  Parkersburg, 
\V.  Va.,  and  since  that  time  he  has  been  engaged  in  teaching. 
He  removed  in  1891  to  Vancouver,  Wash.,  and  was  principal  of 
the  High  School  of  that  city.  Children  born  in  Bainbrids:e, 
N.  Y.: 

i.  Katharine  Evans,  b.  Nov.  12,  1864;  m.,  June  21,  1SS7, 
Richard  Batten  of  Courtland,  Va.,  b.  April  6,  1852, 
in  Isle  of  Wight  County,  Va.,  son  of  Clements  Batten 
and  Elizabeth  Callcote,  sister  of  Col.  Callcote,  C.  S.  A., 
who  was  killed  at  Gettysburg.    One  child: 

I.  Richard  McAllister  Batten,  b.  Dec.  19,  1895,  in 
Courtland,  Va. 
64.      ii.  Clarissa  Evans,  b.  Aug.  20,  1866;  m.  Rev.  Arthur  Clif- 
ford Kimber. 
iii.  Milton  Evans,  b.  Aug.  17,  1868;  not  married. 
iv.  Gratia  Evans,  b.  July  29,  1874. 

64.  Clarissa^  Evans  Qosephine  Kirby^,  Pliny^,  Reuben',  Jo- 
seph*), born  Aug.  20,  1866,  in  Bainbridge,  N.  Y.;  married,  June 
12,  1894,  Rev.  Arthur  Clifford  Kimber,  born  Nov.  5,  1844,  in 
New  Hamburg,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Arthur  C.  Kimber  and  Elizabeth 
Card.  He  was  graduated  from  St.  Stephen's  College,  1866;  tutor 
St.  Stephen's  College,  1866-68;  acting  Professor  of  Mathematics, 
1869;  graduated  from  the  General  Theological  Seminary,  New 
York  City,  1871.  He  was  ordained  Deacon  in  the  Protestant 
Episcopal  Church,  July  2,  1871,  and  ordained  Priest  by  Bishop 
H.  Potter,  May  26,  1872.  He  received  the  degree  of  S.f.D.  from 
St.  Stephen's  College,  1886.  Since  1872  he  has  been  the  Vicar 
of  St.  Augustine's  Chapel,  Trinity  Parish,  New  York  City. 

[Arthur  C.  Kimber,  born  May  10,  181 1,  in  Buthrop,  Eastleach 
Martine,  England;  died  April  22,  1881,  in  Newtown,  N.  Y.,  was 
the  son  of  John  Kimber  and  Mary  Pegler,  both  of  Buthrop,  Eng- 
land. His  wife,  Elizabeth,  was  bom  April  10,  1817,  in  Bruton, 
England,  daughter  of  Clark  Card  and  Mary  Biss,  both  of  Bru- 
ton, England,  and  of  Newtown,  N.  Y.] 
Children : 

i.  John  Evans  Kimber,  b.  March  14,  1895,  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 

ii.  Arthur  Cliflford  Kimber,  b.  March  29,   1896,  in  Bay\-ille, 
N.  Y. 

iii.  George  Card  Kimber,  b.  July  4,  1898,  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. 
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SCENDANTS OF  RICHARD  KIRBY  OF 
SANDWICH    MASSACHUSETTS 

Richard  Kirby  of  Sandwich,  Mass.,  first  appears  upon  the 
records  of  New  England  in  1636  as  an  inhabitant  of  Lynn,  Mass. 
In  1637,  together  with  William  Wood  and  others  of  Lynn,  he 
removed  to  Cape  Cod,  and  began  the  settlement  of  the  town  of 
Sandwich.  He  is  mentioned  as  a  neighbor  by  Thomas  Hampton 
of  Sandwich  in  his  will,  dated  March,  1638,  and  the  same  year 
he,  with  others,  was  fined  for  having  swine  unringed.  He  shared 
in  the  division  of  new  lands  in  1641.  His  name  appears  in  the 
list  made  in  Aug.,  1643,  of  the  sixty-eight  inhabitants  of  Sand- 
wich who  were  able  to  bear  arms.  He  was  one  of  the  eleven  male 
members  whose  names  are  found  on  the  first  recorded  list  of 
members  of  the  Puritan  Church  of  Sandw^ich.  In  1651  he  was 
presented,  with  others,  for  non-attendance  on  public  worship. 
There  v/as  trouble  at  this  time  in  the  church  between  the  Rev. 
Mr.  Leveridge  and  his  people,  and  Richard  Kirby  may  have  sim- 
ply stood  aloof  from  the  contestants.  In  the  autumn  of  1656, 
Nicholas  Upsiall,  a  puritan  of  Boston  who  had  been  exiled  for 
protesting  against  the  imprisonment  of  Mary  Fisher,  the  first 
"  Quaker "  to  appear  in  Boston,  found  a  temporary  refuge  in 
Sandwich.  The  Plymouth  records  of  this  date  contain  a  com- 
plaint that,  "  Nicholas  Upsiall,  Richard  Kirby  and  the  wife  of 
John  Newland,  and  others,  did  frequently  meet  together  at  the 
house  of  William  Allen  in  Sandwich  on  the  Lord's  day  and  other 
times.  They  used  to  invey  against  ministers  and  magistrates  to 
dishonor  God  and  contempt  of  government."  (Plymouth  Court 
Orders,  HI.,  p.  105.)  So  far  as  we  know,  the  names  contained 
in  the  above  record  are  those  of  the  first  persons  in  this  country 
to  embrace  the  principles  of  the  Friends.  Yet  it  is  not  certain 
that  Richard  Kirby  ever  became  a  member  of  the  Society  of 
Friends.  The  Sandwich  church  was  "  the  most  bigoted  and  in- 
tolerant in  the  Colony,"  and  he  may  have  associated  with  the 

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"  Quakers  "  out  of  sympathy  for  the  cause  of  religious  liberty. 
It  is  known  that  in  1684  he  took  the  "  oath  of  fidelity,"  and  neither 
his  name  nor  that  of  his  sou  Richard  appears  as  a  member  in  the 
church  records  of  the  Friends.  Between  165S  and  1660  the  Sand- 
wich Quakers  suffered  in  fines  to  the  amount  of  ±679,  and  of  this 
amount  Richard  Kirby  and  his  son  paid  £57  12s.  Some  time  after 
1660  he  removed  to  Dartmouth,  }^lass.  In  November,  1670.  he 
purchased  from  Sarah  Warren  one-half  of  Thomas  ^Molton's 
share  of  land  in  Dartmouth.  ('"  Oiiginal  Proprietors  of  Dart- 
mouth," Vol.  I.,  p.  13.)  In  1683  he  purchased  of  Zechariah  Jen- 
kins land  in  Dartmouth,  on  the  east  side  of  Cocksett  River,  at  a 
place  called  Xasquamskiesett.  The  only  records  concerning  him 
in  the  town  records  relate  to  his  taking  the  freeman's  oatii,  or 
'*  oath  of  fidelity.''  In  the  Dartmouth  Town  Records  for  1684  it 
is  recorded  that  "  Richard  Kirby,  Senior,"  and  fourteen  others, 
who  are  also  named,  "  took  oath  of  fidelity."  In  May,  16S6,  it  is 
also  recorded  that  forty-five  names  were  reported  to  the  town 
meeting  as  having  taken  the  oath  of  fidelity,  and  among  these 
names  is  that  of  "  Richard  Kirby,  Senior." 

The  name  of  his  wife  is  unknov.-n.  Her  first  name  was  probably 
Jane.  There  is  a  Sandwich  record  that  Jane  Kirby  had  twin  chil- 
dren. Increase  and  Abigail,  born  February,  1650,  who  died  soon 
after,  and  that  the  mother  was  buried,  together  with  her  son 
Richard,  March  2^,  1650.  The  mention  of  "  her  son  Richard," 
however,  throws  some  doubt  upon  the  matter,  and  suggests  the 
suspicion  that  she  may  have  been  the  wife  of  Richard  Kirbv,  Jr. 
Nevertheless,  the  circumstance  of  having  two  living  children  of 
the  same  name  is  not  unprecedented,  and  a  daughter  of  Richard 
Kirby,  Sr.,  was  named  Jane.  Since  this  daughter  was  married 
in  Sept.,  165 1,  it  is  probable  that  her  mother  was  married  before 
1635,  perhaps  in  Lynn,  Mass.,  but  more  probably  in  England. 

Richard  Kirby,  Sr.,  died  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  after  May,  1686, 
and  before  July  21,  1688,  as  the  following  agreement  shows; 

To  all  people  to  whom  these  presents  shall  come,  greeting:— Whereas 
Richard  Kerby,  formerly  of  Dartm.outh  in  the  County  of  Bristol!  in  the 
Colony  of  New  Plymouth  in  New  England,  sometime  more  than  nineteen 
years  since  died  intestate  and  left  some  personal  estate  undisposed  of,  he 
having  before  his  death  given  and  disposed  of  his  lands  unto  his  two  sons, 
viz;  to  his  son  Richard  Kerby,  now  of  Dartmouth  aforesaid,  one  quarter 
of  a  share  of  lands  throughout  the  said  town  of  Dartmouth,  both  divided 
and  undivided,  and  one  other  quarter  of  a  share  unto  his  other  son  Recom- 
pence  Kerby,  then  of  Dartmouth  aforesaid,  and  which  was  enjoyed  and 

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possessed  by  his  slid  sons  sometime  before  and  at  the  time  of  his  death 
of  the  said  Ricliard  Kerby  their  deceased  father.  Now  know  ye  therefore 
that  we,  Richard  Kerby  the  son  of  said  deceased,  and  Sarah  Allen  and 
Ruhamath  Smith  both  of  Dartmouth,  widows,  and  both  daughters  of  said 
deceased,  together  with  the  said  Recompence  Kerby  our  brother  then  ot 
said  Dartmouth,  and  Jane  Lounders  our  sister  then  of  Sandwich  in  the 
County  of  Barnstable  now  deceased,  did  all  mutually  agree  unto  and  di- 
vided the  personal  estate  of  our  said  deceased  father  after  his  death  to  and 
amongst  ourselves,  agreeing  and  concluding  that  the  said  Richard  Kerby 
and  Recompence  our  two  brothers  aforesaid  should  have  and  enjoy  the 
lands  aforesaid  to  them  their  heirs  and  assignes  forever,  which  said  agree- 
ment and  settlement  of  the  said  estate  of  our  said  deceased  father,  we  the 
said  Richard  Kerby  the  son,  and  Sarah  Allen  and  Ruhamath  Smith  the 
daughters  now  surviving  of  the  said  Richard  Kerby,  do  hereby  ratify  and 
confirm  for  us  and  every  of  us  by  tliese  presents  and  for  our  heirs  and 
executors  and  administrators  and  every  of  them  forever. 

In  testimony  whereof  we  the  said  Richard  Kerby  the  son,  and  Sarah 
Allen  and  Ruhamath  Smith  the  daughters,  of  said  deceased,  hereunto  set 
our  hands  and  seals  this  twenty  one  day  of  July  in  the  sixth  year  of  His 
Maj.  Reign,  Anno  Domini  1707. 
In  presence  of 

Henery  Rowland.  Richard  Kerbey. 

Samuel  !Marehu.  Sarah  Allen. 

The  children  of  Richard  Kirby,  Sr.,  according  to  the  above 
agreement,  were: 

i.  Jane  Kirby,  b.  ;  d.  before  July  21,  1707;  m.,  July  2, 

165 1,  Thomas  Lounders  of  Sandwich,  Mass.  They 
probably  had  a  daughter  Tabitha,  who  married  Reu- 
ben Wait. 

2.  ii.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  1638;  d.  after  July  21,  1707;  m.  Matthew 

Allen. 

3.  iii.  Ruhamah  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  after  July  21,  1707;  m.  John 

Smith. 

4.  iv.  Richard  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  1720;  m.  (i)  Patience  GifTord; 

ra.  (2)  Widow  Abigail  Rowland. 

5.  V.  Recompence  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  1720;  m,  Rebecca  A-bt-t-v-v. 

2.  Sarah^  Kirby  (Richard^),  born  1638  ("  One  Hundred  and 
Sixty  Allied  Families");  died  after  July  21,  1707,  the  date  of 
the  agreement  between  the  children  of  Richard  Kirby;  married, 
June  5,  1657  (Leonard  manuscript*),  in  Sandwich,  Mass.,  ^Lit- 

*The  Hon.  Elisha  Leonard  of  New  Bedford  died  about  1894  and  left 
a  manuscript  volume  of  about  800  pages  containing  genealogical  records 
of  all  he  could  obtain  from  the  town  records  of  Dartmouth  and  Westport, 

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thew  Allen,  born  about  1629;  died  1695,  son  of  George  Allen  of 
Sandwich. 

Children  ("  One  Hundred  and  Sixty  Allied  Families,"  by 
John  Osborne  Austin): 

i.  Dorothy  ATIen,  b.  April  8,  1659;  m.  John  Colvin  of  Dart- 
mouth, Mass.  She  died  after  Jan.,  1700,  and  he  married 
(2),  May  30,  1726,  Mary  Kent.         Children: 

1.  Anna  Colvin,  b.  March  26,  1679. 

2.  John  Colvin,  b.  April  19,  1681;  m.  (i)  Lydia ; 

m.  (2),  Nov.  21,  1734,  Mar>-,  widow  of  Charles 
Dyer  of  Providence;  m.  (3)  Margaret  Lapham. 
.  3.  Stephen  Colvin,  b.  Sept.  24,  1683. 

4.  Abigail  Colvin,  b.  July  28,  1686. 

5.  Samuel  Colvin,  b.  Dec.  10,  1688. 

6.  Amy  Colvin,  b.  Oct.  31,  1690;  m.  Peter  Roberts. 

7.  Deborah  Colvin,  b.  May  28,  1693. 

8.  James  Colvin,  b.  Nov.  24,  1695. 

9.  Josiah  Colvin,  b.  Jan.  6,  1700. 

ii.  Miriam  Allen,  b.  June,  1661;  d.  April,  1732;  m.,  before 
Feb.,  1688,  James  Easton,  b.  Feb.  23,  1662;  d.  March  2^, 
1697,  son  of  Gov.  John  Easton  of  Rhode  Island  and 
Mehitable  Gaunt.  (Gov.  John  Easton,  b.  1624;  d.  Feb. 
2,  1705,  was  the  second  son  of  Gov.  Nicholas  Easton  of 
Rhode  Island;  bapt.  Feb.  24,  1597,  at  Woolborough, 
Co.  Devon,  England.  See  "Western  Antiquary"  for 
Oct.,  1886.)  Children:  Stephen,  Nicholas,  Mary,  Mehit- 
able, Sarah,  Peter,  Alice,  and  Ruth. 

Hi.  Deborah  Allen,  b.  May  i,  1663. 

iv.  Samuel  Allen,  b.  Feb.,  1666;  d.  March  31,  1699;  not  married. 
V.  Mary  Allen,  b.  Nov.,  1668. 

vi.  Hassadyah  Allen,  b.  April  2,  1671 ;  d.  June  10,  1677. 

vii.  Matthew  Allen,  b.  June  10,  1677;  m..  May  2,  1700  (Vital 
Stat,  of  R.  I.),  Phoebe ,  b.  Sept.  13,  1677.  Chil- 

dren (Leonard) : 

1.  Rosa  Allen,  b.  Sept.  24,  1701. 

2.  Caleb  Allen,  b.  Feb.  27,  1703. 

3.     Ruhamah^  Kirby  (Richard^),  born ;  died  after  July  21, 

1707;  married,  as  second  wife,  Lieutenant  John  Smith  of  Dart- 

and  from  the  monthly  meeting  records  of  the  Friends.  This  manuscript 
was  offered  to  the  City  of  New  Bedford  for  $3,500,  and  is  now  kept  in  the 
New  Bedford  City  Library. 

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mouth,  Mass.,  born  1618;  died  Jan.  15,  1692.  He  was  at  Plymouth 
as  early  as  1629,  for  there  is  a  Plymouth  court  order,  dated  Jan. 
2,  1633-34,  relieving  him  from  his  bond  to  Edward  Doty  at  the 
expiration  of  five  years  of  apprenticeship,  which  indicates  that  he 
was  bound  to  Edward  Doty  when  ten  or  eleven  years  of  age. 
Nothing,  however,  has  been  learned  of  his  parentage.  He  was 
known  at  Plymouth  as  John  Smith,  Jr.,  and  as  "  the  boattes- 
man."  In  May,  1653,  he  accompanied  Captain  Thomas  Willett 
in  an  expedition  against  the  "  Dutch  at  Monhatoes  "  in  a  barque 
of  which  George  Watson  was  the  master.  He  was  admitted  free- 
man June  5,  1 65 1,  and  he  took  the  oath  of  fidelity  May  4,  1657. 
The  same  year,  June  3,  he  is  recorded  as  "  Deputy  that  served  at 
this  Court."  In  1658  he  was  fined  for  absenting  himself  from 
public  worship,  and  in  1660  was  twice  fined  for  "  permitting 
Quaker  meetings  at  his  house."  He  removed  about  1665  to  Dart- 
mouth, Mass.  In  the  deed  of  land  at  Dartmouth  which  he  re- 
ceived from  Edward  Doty,  dated  Oct.  16,  1665,  he  is  said  to  be 
"  now  residing  in  the  town  of  Dartmouth."  He  was,  in  ifj2, 
one  of  the  three  surveyors  of  highways  in  that  town,  and  the  same 
year  was  appointed  by  the  Plymouth  Court  to  investigate  and 
settle  a  dilterence  between  John  Cook  and  the  town  of  Dartmouth. 
He  was  appointed,  March  4,  1673-74,  "  to  be  the  Lieftenant  of  the 
Military  company  of  Dartmouth,  and  Jacob  Mitchell  to  be  ensign 
bearer  of  the  said  company."  (See  Court  Orders,  Vol.  V.,  p.  96; 
also  Old  Colony  Printed  Records,  Vol.  V.,  p.  138.  These  were 
the  first  military  officers  that  were  appointed  by  the  Plymouth 
Court  for  the  town  of  Dartmouth.  A  lieutenant  was  at  that  time 
the  highest  military  officer  in  the  town.)  In  1677,  together  with 
John  Cook  and  John  Russell,  he  was  appointed  by  the  Plymouth 
Court  to  distribute  the  £22  fund  donated  by  "  divers  Christians  in 
Ireland  for  the  relief  of  such  as  are  impoverished,  distressed  and 
in  necessitie  by  the  late  Indian  war,"  and  the  following  year  the 
same  court  authorized  him,  naming  him  as  "  Lieftenant  John 
Smith,"  together  with  John  Russell  and  John  Cook,  "in.  his 
Majestie's  name  to  call  the  town  together  to  make  such  rates  as 
are  requisite."  He  is  one  of  those  mentioned  in  the  town  records, 
Dec.  10,  1684,  as  having  taken  the  oath  of  fidelity.  He  died  in 
Dartmouth,  Jan.  15,  1692,  in  the  seventy-fourth  year  of  his  age. 
Lieutenant  John  Smith  married,  first,  Jan.  4,  1648-49,  Deborah 
Howland,  daughter  of  Arthur  Howland,  by  whom  he  had  five 
children,  viz.,  Hassadyah,  John,  Josiah,  Eleazer,  and  Hezekiah. 
His  wife  Deborah  died  after  Oct.  16,  1665. 

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Children  of  Lieutenant  Jolin  Smith  and  Ruhamah  Kirby: 

i.  DeHverance  Smith,  b.  ;  d. 'Jime-' 30,   1729;  m.  Mary 

.     He  was  one  of  the  selectmen  of  Dartmouth  in 

1708,  and  was  imprisoned  in  that  year  for  refusing  to 
collect  the  tax  for  the  maintenance  of  a  "  hireling  min- 
ister." His  widow,  Mary,  died  Aug.  19,  1776  (?).  Their 
children  were:  .  j-.r,^  .  {  '^^ 

1.  John  Smith,  b.  May  11,  1693.  V'"'^ 

2.  Deborah  Smith,  b.  May  13,  1695;  m.  (2),  July- 20, 

1716,  Eliezer  Slocum  of  Dartmouth,  b.  Jan.  20, 
1693-4,  son  of  Eliezer  Slocum,  They  had  a  son, 
Humphrey,  b.  Feb.  18,  1730,  whose  daughter, 
Anna  (or  Amy),  married  George  Kirby.  Sec 
subsequent  page. 

3.  Ann  Smith,  b.  Oct.  16,  1696;  m.,  April  30,  Beriah 

Goddard. 

4.  Alice  Smith,  b.  Aug.  29,  1698;  d.  Oct.  22,  17S3. 

*  5.  Peleg  Smith,  b.  ]March  2y,  1700;  m.  Mary  How- 

land,  dau.  of  Nathaniel  Howland  of  Dartmouth. 

6.  George  Smith,  b.  June  27,  1701;  m.,  Jan.  31,  1726, 

Elizabeth  Allen. 

7.  Hope  Smith,  b.  Nov.  23,  1703;  m.,  Dec,  20,  1729, 

Thom^as  Briggs. 

8.  Humphrey  Smith,  b.  Feb.  13,  1705;  d.  Nov.  4,  1777; 

m.,  April  I,  1 73 1,  Mary  Willcox,  dau.  of  Jere- 
miah Willcox  and  Mary  Mallett.  They  had  a 
son,  Henry,  b.  July  22,  1738;  d.  Dec.  9,  iSoi, 
who  married.  May  4,  1763.  Cynthia  Wood,  and 
was  the  great-grandfather  (Collins®,  Tucker'^)  of 
H.  H.  H.  Crapo  Smith  of  Detroit,  Mich.,  b.  Jan, 
9,  1828,  from  whom  has  been  received  this  ac- 
count of  the  descendants  of  Ruhamah  Kirby. 

9.  Mary  Smith,  b.  Nov.  14,  1706-7;  m.,  Feb.  i,  1732, 

John  Goddard. 
10.  Abigail  Smith,  b,  Feb,  10,  1709;  m,  Thomas  Briggs. 

ii.  Gershom  Smith,  b. ;  d.  April  3,  1718;  m.,  June  6,  1695, 

Rebecca  Ripley,  dau.  of  Abraham  Ripley,  the  son  of 
William  Ripley  of  Hingham,  Mass. 

iii,  Judah  Smith,  b. ;  d.  Oct.  9,  1733;  m.  Mary .    His 

name  appears  among  those  who  subscribed.  Nov.  6,  169S, 
toward  the  building  of  a  Friends'  meeting-house  in  Dart- 
mouth, Mass,    Their  children  were: 

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1.  Content  Smith,  b.  March  23,  1697. 

2.  Susanna  Smith,  b.  Dec.  28,  1699;  perhaps  married 

Stephen  Colvin,  son  of  John  Colvin. 

3.  Richard  Smith,  b.  March  7,  1702;  m.,  Dec.  24,  1731, 

Dorothy,  dau.  of  Stokes  Potter. 

4.  WilHam  Smith,  b.  Aug.  10,  1705;  d.  Aug.  16,  1719. 

5.  Meribah  Smith,  b.  July  5,  1706. 

6.  Michael  Smith,  b.  Dec.  26,  1708-9. 

iv.  Eliashib  Smith,  b. ;  m.,  June  24,  1704,  Dinah  Allen, 

dau.  of  Francis  Allen  (son  of  George)  and  Mary  Barlow. 
Their  children  were: 

1.  Francis  Smith,  b.  Oct.  13,  1706. 

2.  John  Smith,  b.  June  29,  1708. 

3.  Rachel  Smith,  b.  Jan.  2,  1712;  m.,  March  14,  1740, 

George  Allen,  son  of  William  Allen. 

4.  Joseph  Smith,  b.  Jan.  17,  1714;  d.  Jan.  9,  17S5. 
V.  Hannah  Smith. 

vi.  Sarah  Smith. 
vii.  Deborah  Smith. 

viii.  Mehitable  Smith,  b. ;  m.,  July  17,  16 —  (record  oblit- 
erated), John  Russell  of  Dartmouth,  son  of  John  and 
Dorothy  Russell.  His  will,  dated  March  20,  1695-96, 
and  probated  April  16,  1696,  mentions  "  my  son  John, 
my  brother  Jonathan's  son  Jonathan,  and  my  brother 
Joseph's  son  John."  Mehitable,  his  widow,  married  (2), 
March  14,  1705,  Jam.es  Burrell.  One  child  by  her  first 
marriage: 

I.  John  Russell,  b.  June  16,  1686;  m.,  May  21,  1726, 
Joanna  Tucker,  dau.  of  Abraham  Tucker. 
Children:  (i)  John,  b.  March  10,  1728;  (2)  Job, 
b.  July  14,  1731;  (3)  Hannah,  b.  June  12,  1732; 
(4)  Mehitable,  b.  Jan.  13,  1735;  (5)  Jacob,  b. 
April  2,  1737. 

4.  Richard^  Kirby  (Richard^),  born  probably  before  1638, 
since  he  should  have  been  of  age  in  1658,  when  he  refused  to  take 
the  oath  of  fidelity.  The  same  year  he  was  fined  twenty  shillings 
for  refusing  to  assist  marshal  Barlow  in  the  execution  of  the  duties 
of  his  office.  In  1660  he  was  fined  five  pounds  for  repetition  of 
this  ofTence.  His  name  is  found  among  the  twenty-four  inhab- 
itants of  Sandwich,  who,  in  Oct.,  1660,  were  each  fined  ten  shillings 
for  attending  Quaker  meetings.    Together  with  his  father  he  suf- 

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fered  the  distraint  of  fifteen  cows  to  satisfy  fines  imposed  amount- 
ing to  i57  I2S.  "  He  was  evidently  of  the  sterner  stuff  of  re- 
formers, ahead  of  the  time  in  which  he  lived,  and  acted  fully  up 
to  that  line,  regardless  of  personal  consequences."  (G.  A.  Hinck- 
ley of  Barnstable,  Mass.) 

Richard  Kirhy,  Jr.,  was  married,  Oct.  9,  1665,  to  Patience, 
daughter  of  William  GifTord  of  Sandwich,  Mass.  He  afterward 
removed  to  Dartmouth,  Mass.  His  wife  Patience  died  some  time 
after  May  20,  1674,  and  he  married  (2),  Dec.  2,  1678,  Abigail, 
widow  of  Zoeth  Howland,  son  of  Henry  Howland  of  Duxbur>% 
who  had  been  killed  by  the  Indians  at  Pocasset,  March  26,  1676, 
leaving  nine  children.  There  is  no  record  of  any  child  by  this 
second  marriage;  yet,  inasmuch  as  he  mentions  in  his  will  "my 
granddaughter  Remember  Potter,"  it  may  be  that  he  had  one 
child,  a  daughter,  by  his  second  wife,  who  married  a  Potter.  His 
will  is  dated  Jan.  30,  1707-8,  and  was  probated  April  4,  1720.  It 
is  assumed,  therefore,  that  he  died  in  1720.  Since  his  wife  Abigail 
is  not  mentioned  in  his  will,  it  is  probable  that  she  died  before  1708. 

Will  of  Richard  Kirby,  Jun.  of  Dartmouth,  Mass. — 

To  all  people  to  whom  these  presents  shall  come,  I  Richard  Kirbey  of 
Dartmouth  aforesaid  in  the  County  of  Bristol,  in  the  Province  of  the  Massa- 
chusetts Bay  in  New  England,  do  hereby  manifest  and  declare  that  I  being 
sound  in  my  understanding,  I  have  considered  the  infirmities  of  my  body 
and  knowing  it  is  appointed  for  all  men  once  to  dye,  do  make  this  my  last 
will  and  testament  for  the  dispossing  of  my  worldly  estate,  hereby  revoking 
and  declaring  null  and  void  all  and  every  other  will  or  wills,  testament  or 
testaments  by  me  made  whether  in  word  or  writing  and  this  is  to  be  taken 
for  my  last  will. 

Imprs.  I  Vi-ill  that  after  my  decease,  my  daughter  Temperance  Kirbey 
shall  have  all  my  lands,  both  meadows  and  uplands,  my  whole  right  of 
lands  which  I  bought  of  John  Wiborn  to  be  and  remain  unto  her  my  said 
daughter  Temperance  Kirbey  her  heirs  and  assigns  forever.  And  allso  a 
bed  and  beding  and  then  a  full  quarter  part  of  all  my  personal  estate  or 
moveables,  allso  ten  pounds  of  money  to  be  payd  by  my  son  Robert  Kirbey 
and  is  due  to  my  heirs  and  survivors  by  a  bond  which  the  said  Robert 
Kirbey  has  given  me  and  will  be  of  force  after  my  decease. 

Item,  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  son  John  Kirbey  and  my  daughter 
"  "  Meshior  wife  of  John  Meishor  and  daughter  Sarah  Merihew 

wife  of  Samuel  Merihew  all  the  rest  of  my  personal  estate  or  moveables 
that  is  not  before  disposed  of  to  be  equally  divided  amongst  them  three. 
Allso  five  pounds  a  piece  in  money  to  be  payd  by  my  son  Robert  Kirbey 
five  years  after  my  decease,  that  is  to  say,  the  money  and  the  moveables 
or  personal  estate  to  be  "  "  at  my  decease,  and  the  money  is  due 

to  my  survivors  as  I  shall  order  or  appoint  from  my  said  son  Robert  Kirbey 
as  is  mentioned  in  the  aforesaid  bond. 

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Item,  I  give  to  my  grand-daugnter  Remember  Potter  fifty  shillings  in 
money  to  be  payd  five  years  after  my  decease  by  my  aforesaid  son  Robert 
Kirbey  and  is  part  of  the  money  expressed  in  the  bond  aforesaid. 

Item,  I  give  and  bequeath  to  all  the  rest  of  my  grand-children  that  are 
living  at  my  decease,  five  shillings  a  piece  to  be  payd  allso  five  years  after 
my  decease  by  my  said  son  Robert  Kirbey  of  the  money  mentioned  in  the 
sd  bond.  And  all  the  rest  and  residue  of  the  money  contained  in  said 
bond,  be  it  more  or  less,  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  said  son  Robert 
Kirbey  whom  I  make  my  whole  and  sole  executor  of  this  my  last  will  and 
testament. 

In  Witness  whereof  I,  the  sd.  Richard  Kirbey  have  hereunto  sett  my 
hand  and  seal  the  thirtyeth  day  of  January  1707-8. 

his 
Richard  Kirbey    X    Seal 
mark 
Signed,  sealed,  published  and  declared  by  the 
aforesd.  Richard  Kirbey,  in  presence  of  us, 
George  Cadman. 
Peleg  Tripp. 
William  White. 

The  children  of  Richard  Kirby  and  Patience  Gifford  were : 
i.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  May  i,  1667  ("  One  Hundred  and  Sixty 
Allied  F'amilies  ") ;  m.  Samuel  Merihew  of  Dartmouth, 
son  of  Jonathan  Merihew.  He  was  constable  of  Dart- 
•^  mouth  in  1719.  His  will,  dated  Sept.  29,  1733,  makes 
no  mention  of  wife  or  children.  He  names  his  father 
Jonathan  "  Merithew,"  his  sister  Mary  Merithew,  his 
sister  Grace  Burlingham,  "  my  sisters  Desire,  Susanna 
and  Dinah,"  his  brother  Roger  Merithew,  and  his 
brother  Jeremiah  Merithew.  He  gives  to  his  father  all 
his  real  and  personal  property.  It  may  therefore  be 
assumed  that  his  wife  w^as  dead  and  that  he  had  no 
children. 
ii.  Experience  Kirby,  b.  May  5,  1670  ("  One  Hundred  and 
Sixty  Allied  Families");  m.,  March  5,  1692,  John 
Mosher  of  Dartmouth,  b,  1668,  son  of  Hugh  Mosher 
and  Rebecca  Harndel.'  She  died  March  5,  1745  ("  Gif- 
ford  Genealogy"),  and  her  husband  Aug.  i,  1737  (or 
1739).        Children: 

1.  Robert  Mosher,  b.  Oct.  12,  1693;  m.,  1743,  Sarah 

Lawton,  dau.  of  George  and  Mary  Lawton. 
Children:  (i)  John,  b.  1744;  (2)  Experience; 
(3)  Susanna;  (4)  Amos;  (5)  George,  b.  1753. 

2.  Hannah  Mosher,  b.  Nov.  9,  1696;  d.  soon. 

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3.  .'a'ieiiO?  '  [osher,  b.  March  30,  1698. 

4.  Ai.!.'.-    .  'iosher,  b.  Sept.  21,  1699. 

5.  John  .    osher,  b.  2^Iarch  12,  1703;  m.  Hannah '-. 

6.  Hannah  Mosher,  b.  March  13,  171 2. 

7.  Sarah  Moslier,  b.  ;  m.,  Aug.  22,  1731,  Ben- 

jamin Davol,  son  of  Joseph  Davol. 
iii.  Temperance  Kirby,  b.  May  5,  1670,  twin  ("'  One  Hundred 
and  Sixty  Allied  Families  ");  m.,  as  second  \vite,  March 
22,  1721,  George  Pierce  of  Little  Compton,  R.  I.,  b. 
July  10,  1662;  d.  Aug.  30,  1752,  son  of  Richard  Pierce 
of  Portsmouth,  R.  I.  His  first  v/ife  was  Alice  Hart. 
Temperance  Kirby  Pierce  died  Feb.  5,  1761.  (Leon- 
ard.)   Xo  children. 

6.  iv.  John  Kirby,  b.  March  2,  1672  ('"  One  Hundred  and  Sixty 

A.llied  Families  ");  m.  Rebecca  Mosher. 

7.  V.  Robert  Kirby,  b.  May  10,  1674;  m.  Rebecca  Potter. 

6.  John^  Kirby  (Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Dartmouth,  ?vlas5., 
born  March  2,  1672,  probably  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.  He  married 
Rebecca  Mosher,  born  1668,  daughter  of  Hugh  Mosher  and  Re- 
becca Harndel.  The  Dartmouth  Town  Records  of  this  period  are 
lost,  but  the  proprietary  records  contain  the  following  confirma- 
tion of  his  marriage:  "  May  28,  1713; — Hugh  Mosher  of  Dart- 
mouth for  love  and  good  will  for  my  daughter  Rebecca  wife  of 
John  Kirby  of  Dartmouth,  and  for  other  good  cause,  have  sold  to 
my  dau,  Rebecca  and  her  husband  John  Kirby  all  of  my  40  acres 
of  land  on  East  side  of  Coakseti  River  and  joining  land  of  my 
dau.  Hannah  Cornell,  it  being  a  part  of  the  800  acres  to  a  share 
conveyed  by  the  purchase  of  Dartmouth."  He  lived  in  that. part 
of  the  town  of  Dartmouth  known  as  Ponagansett,  for  the  pro- 
prietary records  state  that,  ''July  7,  171 1,  was  laid  out  John 
Kirby's  homestead  167  acres  on  West  side  of  Paschamansett 
River  in  Ponaganset  village."  Here  probably  he  erected  and 
operated  a  saw-mill,  for  the  proprietary  records  also  state  that, 
"July  13,  1715,  land  was  set  ofif  to  John  Kirby  for  a  saw-mill." 
Pie  was  constable  for  Dartmouth  in  1707  and  1708.  He  died 
about  1730.  His  daughter  Elizabeth  deeded  land  to  her  brother 
Richard  Kirby,  and  in  the  deed,  dated  July  15,  1731,  describes 
herself  as  "  daughter  of  John  Kirby  now  deceased."  His  will, 
dated  July  2,  1724,  and  approved  ,  mentions  his  wife  Re- 
becca, his  daughter  Sarah  Winslow%  and  each  of  his  other  nine 
children  by  name.    The  date  of  his  wife's  death  is  unknown. 

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Children  of  John  Kirby  and  Rebecca  Mosher  (Dartmouth 
Town  Records): 

8.  i.  Richard  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  27,  1695;  m.  Mary  Merihew. 
ii.  John  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  3,  1697;  m.,  Nov.  24,  1733,  Mary 

Kenny.  His  marriage  record  speaks  of  him  as  "  of 
Rochester,"  and  nothing  further  is  known  concerning 
him. 

9.  iii.  James  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  29,  1699;  m.  Ann  Earl. 

iv.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  2,  1701;  m.,  Nov.  25,  1722,  Jona- 
than Winslow  of  Freetown,  Mass.,  son  of  Job  Wins- 
low,    (See  "  Winslow  ^Memorial.") 

V.  Rebecca  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  28,  1703;  m.,  Oct.  5,  1727,  Noah 
Allen. 

vi.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  21,  1705.  Probably  not  mar- 
ried, 
vii.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  16,  1707;  m.,  March  16,  1731, 
Joseph  Caswell  of  Newport,  R.  I. 
•  viii.  Thomas  Kirby,  b.  March  8,  1710;  m.,  1737  (published 
Sept.  24,  1737),  Mary  Merihew.  His  name  appears 
on  the  Dartmouth  tax  list  for  1775,  and  nothing 
more  is  known  concerning  him. 

ix.  Abigail  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  27,  171 1;  m.,  Sept.  17,  1733, 
William  Rider  of  Rhode  Island. 

10.  X.  William  Kirby,  b.  Dec.   15,   1711;  m.  Hannah   Reed. 

(The  date  of  his  birth  or  that  of  his  sister  Abigail 
•  must  be  v/rong.    Both  dates,  however,  are  so  entered 
in  the  Dartmouth  Tov/n  Records.) 

8.  Richard*  Kirby  (John^  Richard%  Richard^)  of  Dartmouth, 
Mass.,  born  Dec.  27,  1x95;  m.arried,  May  19,  1733,  Mary  Meri- 
hew. The  town  records  of  Dartmouth  mention  Richard  Kirby 
as  juryman  in  1729,  1731,  and  1742;  also  as  surveyor  of  highways 
for  Ponaganset  village  in  1753  and  1754.  It  is  presumed  that  he 
lived  in  Ponaganset  village.  The  inventory  of  his  estate  v.-as  taken 
May  2,  1756,  and  he  probably  died  the  same  year.  He  left  two 
children,  perhaps  others: 

i.  Mary  Kirby,  b. ;  was  living  in  1770;  unmarried. 

ii.  Richard  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  Dec.  15,  1757,  Rebecca  Winslow 

of  Freetown,  Mass.  He  was  a  man  of  influence  in  town 
affairs.  He  was  one  of  those  appointed,  Sept.,  1774,  to 
attend  a  county  congress  in  Taunton;  was  also  selectman 
in  1779  and  1780,  and  in  the  latter  year  was  moderator 
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of  the  town  meeting;  yet  nothing  further  has  been  learned 
concerning  him  and  his  descendants,  except  that  he 
probably  had  a  son  Richard,  who  appears  with  him  as 
witness  to  the  will  of  Ichabod  Kirby,  dated  March  29, 
1788,  and  signs  himself  "  Richard  Kirby,  Jun." 

9.  James*  Kirby  Qohn^  Richard^  Richard^)  of  Dartmouth, 
Mass.,  bom  Nov.  29,  1699;  married,  Feb.  11,  1725,  Ann  Earl, 
daughter  of  Joseph  Earl  of  Dartmouth  (son  of  Ralph  Earl)  and 
Elizabeth  Slocum,  daughter  of  Giles  Slocum.  Children  born 
in  Dartmouth: 

i.  Joseph  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  8,  1726  (Dartmouth  Town  Records); 

m.,  Aug.  17,  1746,  at  Portsmouth,  R.  I.,  Mar>'  Crocker. 
ii.  Elizabeth    Kirby,    b.    March    2,    1728    (Dartmouth   Town 

Records);  m.,  Aug.  21,  1746,  at  Portsmouth,  R.  I.,  Josiah 

Lawton,  son  of  Thomas  Lawton. 
iii.  John  Kirby,  b.  ;  m.,  July  28,   1758,  at  Portsmouth, 

R.  I.,  Ruth  Perry,  dau.  of  Edward  Perry.    They  had  two 

children  born  in  Middletown,  R.  I.: 

1.  John  Kirby,  b.  June  22,  1759. 

2.  Ruth  Kirby,  b.  July  18,  1760.     She  may  have  been 

the  Ruth  Kirby  who  married,  June  23,  1774,  John 
Badcock,  Jr. 

10.  William*  Kirby  Qohn^  RichardS  Richard^)  of  Dartmouth, 
Mass.,  bom  Dec.  15,  171 1;  married,  Feb.  3,  1737,  Hannah  Reed. 
Children  born  in  Dartmouth  (Dartmouth  Town  Records,  and 
Leonard) : 

i.  Robert  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  30,  1737- 
iL  Zilpah  Kirby,  b.  June  3,  1739;  m.,  Oct.  14,  1765,  Jonathan 

Rider  of  Dartmouth.    (Dartmouth  records.) 
iii.  Rebecca  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  16,  1742;  m.,  Aug.  20,  1761,  Anthony 

Shaw  of  Newport,  R.  I.    (Dartmouth  records.) 
iv.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  5,  1744;  m.,  1764  (published  Nov. 

18,  1764),  Isaiah  Peckham,  Jr.    (Dartmouth  records;  but 

Leonard  gives  the  name  as  Josiah.) 
V.  William  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  26,  1745;  m.,  March  21,  1769,  Alice 

Butts.    They  had  two  children,  and  perhaps  others: 

1.  Robert  Kirby,  b.  March  10,  1770. 

2.  William  Kirby,  b.  ;  m.,  1799,  Lois  Straton. 

And  probably, 

vi.  Hannah  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  March  24,  1768,  Zebulon  Tall- 

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man.     (In  the  Dartmouth  record  she  is  called  "  Hannah 
Kirby,  Jr.") 

[The  following  persons,  whose  names  are  found  in  the  Dart- 
mouth Town  Records,  are  believed  to  be  the  descendants  of  John 
Kirby  and  Rebecca  Mosher: 

1.  Amos  Kirby,  whose  name  is  found  upon  the  Dartmouth  tax 
list  for  1775. 

2.  Benjamin  Kirby,  m.,  Jan.  8,  1767,  Eunice  Peckham.  (Dart- 
mouth record.  His  name  also  appears  upon  the  Dartmouth  tax 
list  for  1764.) 

3.  James  Kirby  "  of  Dartmouth,"  m.,  April  i,  1774,  Zilphia  (or 
Svlvia)  Raymond  of  Rochester.    (Dartmouth  record.) 

'4.  James  Kirby,  m.,  Feb.  28,  1780,  Catherine  Slocum  of  Tiver- 
ton, R.  I.    (Dartmouth  record.) 

5.  James  Kirby  "  of  Portsmouth,  R.  L,"  m.  Lydia  Petty,  July 
19,  1798.  (Dartmouth  record.)  He  may  have  been  son  of  James 
and  Catherine  (Slocum)  Kirby. 

6.  Mary  (or  Marcy)  Kirby,  m.  John  Howland,  son  of  John, 
June  6,  1782.    (Dartmouth  record.) 

7.  Nancy  Kirby,  "  dau.  of  Silvin,"  b.  Sept.  5,  1763;  m.,  May  19, 
1782,  Benjamin  Allen,  son  of  Ralph  Allen.    (Dartmouth  record.) 

8.  Thomas  Kirby  of  Portsmouth,  R.  I.,  m.,  Aug.  2,  1766,  Char- 
ity Perkins.  (Dartmouth  record.)  He  may  have  been  son  of 
Thomas  and  Mary  (Merihew)  Kirby.] 

7.  Robert^  Kirby  (Richard^,  Richard^)  of  Dartmouth,  T^Iass., 
born  May  10,  1674;  married  Rebecca  Potter,  daughter  of  Na- 
thaniel Potter  (born  1637;  died  Oct.  20,  1704,  son  of  Nathaniel 
Potter  of  Portsmouth,  R.  I.).  Little  is  known  concernmg  hnn. 
He  was  a  member  of  the  Society  of  Friends,  and  lived  in  that  part 
of  Dartmouth  which  afterward  became  the  town  of  Westport,  and 
near  the  Coaxit,  or  Noquechuck,  River.  The  Proprietary  Records 
of  Dartmouth  (Vol.  I.,  p.  92)  state  that,  in  1712,  212  acres  of  land 
were  laid  out  for  Robert  Kirby's  homestead  on  east  side  of  Coaxit 
River.  _This  land  was  next  to  that  owned  by  George  Cadman. 
'He  died  in  1657.  Rebecca,  his  widow,  died  in  1773,  and  her  will 
was  approved  Dec.  21st  of  that  year.  Robert  Kirby's  will,  dated 
March  26,  1755,  was  allowed  March  10,  1757-  I"  his  will  he 
makes  his  wife  Rebecca  his  executrix,  and  orders  his  sons  Ichabod 
Kirby  and  Recompence  Kirby  to  assist  their  mother  in  her  office. 
He  divides  the  homestead  between  his  sons  Silas  Kirby  and  Robert 
Kirby.     He  mentions  his  daughter  Barshcba  Kirby;  also  "my 

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grandsons  Weston  Kirby  and  Justus  Kirby,  sons  to  my  son  Na- 
thaniel Kirby  deceased  "  ;  also  his  five  grandchildren,  "  the  chil- 
dren of  my  dau.  Patience  Lawton  deceased,  namely,  Rebecca 
Milk,  Mary  Duval,  Peace  Howland,  Lidda  Lawton,  and  George 
Lawton."  Witnesses:  Peter  Allen,  Nathaniel  Howland,  Restcome 
Sanford. 

Children  of  Robert  and  Rebecca  Kirby,  according  to  his  will, 
arranged  in  the  order  of  their  several  marriages: 

i.  Patience  Kirby,  b.  ■ ;  d.  before  March  26,  1755;  m., 

1722  (1722,  lomo.,  I3da.,  Friends  records),  John  Law- 
ton  of  Portsmouth,  R.  L,  son  of  George  Lawton. 
Children,  according  to  Robert  Kirby's  will: 

1.  Rebecca  Lawton,  b. ;  m. Milk. 

2.  Mary  Lawton,  b. ;  m. Duval. 

3.  Peace  Lawton,  b. ;  m. Howland. 

4.  Lidda  Lawton. 

5.  George  Lawton. 

11.       ii.  Nathaniel  Kirby,  b.  ;  m.,  March  25,  1731,  Abigail 

Russell. 

Ichabod  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  March  i,  1733,  Rachel  Allen. 

Recompence  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  Dec.  16,  1736,  Rebecca 

Cornell. 

Silas  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  Feb.  8,  1742,  Elizabeth  Russell. 

Robert  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  Dec.  13,  1744,  Abigail  Allen. 

vii.  Barsheba  Kirby,  b. ;  not  married. 

11.  Nathaniel*  Kirby  (Robert',  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Dart- 
mouth, Mass.,  born ;  married,  March  25,  1731,  Abigail  Rus- 
sell, born  June  25,  1712,  daughter  of  James  and  Rebecca  (Hov/- 
land)  Russell  of  Dartmouth.  He  was  a  member  of  the  Society 
of  Friends.  He  probably  died  early  in  the  year  1748.  In  his  will, 
dated  Nov.  5,  1747,  and  approved  Aug.  21,  1748,  he  speaks  of 
himself  as  "  being  very  sick  and  weak  in  body  "  ;  mentions  his 
wife  Abigail,  his  "  two  sons,"  Weston  Kirby  and  Justus  Kirby, 
between  whom  he  divides  the  homestead  farm,  and  "  mv  three 
daughters,"  Rebecca  Kirby,  Lydda  Kirby,  and  Mary  Kirby.  Wit- 
nesses:   Benjamin  Tripp,  Nathaniel  Tripp,  Restcome  Sanford. 

The  Dartmouth  Town  Records  state  that  Nathaniel  Kirby  and 
Abigail  Russell  were  published,  2mo,  22,  1730,  and  were  married 
2mo.  22,  1 73 1,  but  the  records  of  the  Friends'  monthly  meetings  in 
Dartmouth  contain  the  original  marriage  certificate.  This  states 
that  they  were  married  "  the  twenty-fifth  day  of  the  first  month 

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called  March  in  the  year  according  to  English  account  one  thou- 
sand seven  hundred  and  thirty-one." 

As  a  matter  of  interest  to  the  descendants  of  Nathaniel  and 
Abigail  Kirby,  as  well  as  on  account  of  the  signatures  attached 
to  it,  this  certificate  is  here  given  entire: 


Whereas  Nathaniel  Kirby  son  of  Robert  Kirby  of  Dartmouth  in  the 
County  of  Bristol  in  the  Province  of  the  Massachusetts  Bay  in  New  Eng- 
land, and  Abigail  Russell  the  daughter  of  James  Russell  of  the  town  and 
County  aforesaid,  having  declared  their  intentions  of  taking  each  other 
in  marriage,  before  several  public  meetings  of  the  People  called  Quakers 
in  Dartmouth  according  to  the  good  order  used  among  them,  whose 
proceedings  therein  after  a  deliberate  consideration  thereof  with  regard 
unto  the  Righteous  law  of  God  and  example  of  his  people  Recorded  in 
the  Scriptures  of  Truth,  in  that  case  was  allowed  by  said  Meetings,  they 
appearing  clear  of  all  others  and  having  consent  of  Parents  and  others 
concerned.  Now  these  are  to  Certify  all  whom  it  may  concern  that  for 
the  full  accomplishing  of  the  said  intentions  this  twenty-fifth  day  of  the 
first  month  called  March  in  the  year  according  to  English  account  one 
thousand  seven  hundred  thirty  one,  they  the  said  Nathaniel  Kirby  and 
Abigail  Russell  aforesaid  in  a  public  assembly  of  the  aforesaid  people  and 
othc°rs,  met  together  for  that  purpose  in  this  public  meeting  place  at 
Dartmouth  aforesaid,  and  in  a  solemn  manner  the  said  Nathaniel  Kirby 
taking  the  said  Abigail  Russell  by  the  hand  did  openly  declare  as  foUow- 
eth:  Friends  I  desire  ye  to  be  my  witnesses  that  I  take  this  my  friend 
Abigail  Russell  to  be  my  wife  promising  with  God's  assistance  to  be  a 
loving  Husband  till  death  separate  us;  and  then  and  there  in  that  as- 
sembly the  said  Abigail  Russell  did  in  like  manner  declare  as  followeth: 
Friends  I  desire  ye  to  be  my  witnesses  that  I  take  this  my  friend  N.i- 
thaniel  Kirby  to  be  my  Husband  promising  with  God's  assistance  to  be 
a  loving  wife  till  death  separate  us:  and  the  said  Nathaniel  Kirby  and 
Abigail  Russell  as  a  farther  consideration  thereof  did  then  and  there  to 
these  presents  set  their  hands;  and  we  whose  names  are  here  subscribed, 
being  present  among  others  at  the  solemnization  of  this  said  marriage 
and  subscription  in  manner  aforesaid,  as  witnesses  hereunto  havealso 
to  the  presents  subscribed  our  names  the  day  and  year_  above  written. 


Signed— Nathaniel  Kirby 
Abigail  Kirby 
Robert  Kirby 
James  Russell 
Joseph   Russell 
John  Howland 
Benjamin  Allen 
William  Russell 


Lydia  Allen 
Rebecca  Howland 
Reuben  Allen 
Rachel  Allen 
Mary  Ricketson 
Elizabeth  Ricketson 
Joanna  Mott 
Peleg  Slocum 


Timothy  Richardson    John  Russell 
John  Russell  Adam  Mott 

Rebecca  Russell  Thomas  Smith 

Bathsheba  Kirby  Joseph  Tucker 

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Samuel  Hall 
Henry  Hedley 
Peter  Allen 
Benjamin  Wing 
Daniel  Russell 
Paul  Russell 
Rebekah  Russell 
Nicholas    Lapham 
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Children  of  Nathaniel  and  Abigail  Kirby,  born  in  Dartmouth 
(Dartmouth  records): 

16.  i.  Wesson  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  14,  1731;  m.  Hannah  White. 

ii.  Rebecca  Kirby,  b.  June  26,  1733;  m.,  June  19,  1763, 
Daniel  Maccomber,  son  of  Samuel  Maccomber  (Will- 
iam William).  Children:  John,  Selina,  Daniel, 
Samuel,  who  married  I\Iary  Fisher,  and  Richard. 

iii.  Lydia  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  20,  1738;  m.,  May  15,  1758  (Vit. 
Stat.  R.  I.),  Thomas  Wood,  son  of  Henry  Wood  of  Lit- 
tle Compton,  R.  I. 

iv.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  March  15,  1743;  m.,  April  10,  1760  (Vit. 
Stat.  R.  L),  David  Wilbor  of  Little  Compton,  R.  L 

17.  V.  Justus  Kirby,  b.  April  28,  1746;  m.  Catherine  Cornell. 


[Russell  Lineage: 

L  Ralph  Russell,  who  came  from  Pontipool,  Co.  Monmouth, 
England,  to  New  England.  Savage  thinks  that  he  was  first  at 
Taunton,  engaged  in  the  iron  w^orks  with  James  Leonard,  and 
afterward  was  at  Dartmouth. 

H.  John  Russell,  son,  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  bought  of  Captain 
Miles  Standish,  March  9,  1664,  one  share  (800  acres)  of  Dart- 
mouth lands,  and  set  up  an  iron  forge  at  what  was  afterward  called 
Russell's  Mills.  He  was  much  employed  in  public  affairs,  and 
represented  Dartmouth  in  the  General  Court  at  Plymouth  from 
1665  to  1683,  except  in  1666  and  1673.  In  1677  he  served,  to- 
gether with  Lieutenant  John  Smith  and  John  Cook,  on  the  impor- 
tant committee  for  the  distribution  of  the  charitable  contribution 
from  Ireland  for  the  relief  of  those  impoverished  by  King  Philip's 
war.  He  died  at  Dartmouth,  Feb.  13,  1694-95.  His  wife,  Dorothy, 
died  Dec.  18,  1687.        Children: 

1.  Joseph  Russell,  b.  May  6,  1650;  d.  Dec.   11,  1739,  in 

Dartmouth,   Mass.;  m.   Elizabeth  ,  b.  June  6, 

1657;  d.  Sept.  25,  1707.  Children:  (i)  Joseph,  b. 
Nov.  22,  1678;  (2)  John,  b.  Nov.  22,  1678,  twin; 
(3)  William,  b.  May  6,  1681;  d.  April  9,  1706;  (4) 
Mary,  b.  July  10,  1683,  m.,  April  3,  1700,  John  Lap- 
ham;  (5)  Joshua,  b.  Jan.  26,  1686,  d.  Dec.  23,  1693; 
(6)  Rebecca,  b.  Jan.  3,  1688;  (7)  Benjamin,  b.  March 

17,  1691,  d.  Oct.  31, ,  "  aged  83  "  ;   (8)  Seth,  b. 

April  7,  1696,  d.  July  23,  1728. 

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Smith,  dau.  of  Lieut,  John  Smith  and  Ruhamah 
Kirby.    (See  previous  page.) 

3.  Jonathan  Russell,  b. ;  m.  Hassadyah  Smith. 

4.  Dorothy  Russell,  b, ;  d.  Jan.  13,  1657,  in  Marshfield, 

Mass. 

5.  Mary  Russell,  b. ;  m.  John  Cornell,  son  of  Thomas. 

III.  Jonathan  Russell  of  Dartmouth,  son,  bom ;  married, 

Feb.  5,  1678,  Hassadyah  Smith,  born  Jan.  11,  1656,  daughter  of 
Lieutenant  John  Smith  of  Dartmouth,  by  his  first  wife,  Deborah 
Rowland.  Children: 

1.  Jonathan  Russell,  b.  Nov.  13,  1679. 

2.  Deborah  Russell,  b.  Jan.  10,  1681. 

3.  Dorothy  Russell,  b.  May  21,  1684. 

4.  James  Russell,  b.  ]May  7,  1687;  m.  Rebecca  Rowland. 

5.  William  Russell,  b.  Oct.  28,  1691. 

IV.  James  Russell  of  Dartmouth,  ;Mass.,  son,  born  May  7,  1687; 
married,  1709  (published  Sept.  21,  1709),  Rebecca  Rowland,  bom 
Aug.  25,  1685,  daughter  of  Nathaniel  Rowland  of  Dartmouth, 
son  of  Zoar  Rowland.  Their  daughter,  Abigail,  born  June  25, 
1712,  married,  March  25,  1731,  Nathaniel  Kirby.] 


16.  Wesson^  Kirby  (Nathaniel*,  Robert^  Richard^  Richard^) 
of  Wcstport,  Mass.,  was  born  in  Dartmouth  1731,  10  mo.  14  da. 
(Dartmouth  record.  In  his  father's  will  he  is  called  Weston,  but 
in  his  own  will  he  designates  himself,  and  also  signs,  as  "  Wesson  "; 
hence  the  latter  and  peculiar  spelling  has  been  retained.)  Re 
was  married  in  Dartmouth,  Feb.  23,  1750,  to  Rannah  White 
(Dartmouth  record),  born  1731,  daughter  of  William  White. 
Jr.,  of  Dartmouth.  Re  resided  in  that  part  of  Dartmouth  which 
afterward  became  the  town  of  Westport,  and  near  the  small  fork 
of  Noquechuck  River,  and  above  the  bridge.  Re  was  surveyor 
of  highways  in  1771,  1775,  1776,  1780,  and  1781;  was  also  select- 
man and  assessor  in  1779.  Re  died  in  Westport,  Oct.  9,  1798, 
aged  sixty-seven  years.  Rannah,  his  widow,  died  in  1819  at 
Westport,  Mass. 

The  will  of  Wesson  Kirby  is  dated  Jan.  2,  1798.  In  his  will 
he  mentions  his  wife,  Hannah  Kirby;  his  sons,  Nathaniel  Kirby, 
William  Kirby,  George  Kirby,  Elihu  Kirby,  Wesson  Kirby,  Ben- 
jamin Kirby,  Paul  Kirby,  and  Abraham  Kirby;  also  "my  two 
grandsons  Philip  Kirby  and  William  Kirby  sons  to  my  son 
Jonathan  Kirby  deceased  "  ;    also  "  my  three  daughters  Sarah 

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Cornell,  Hannah  Lawton  and  Ruth  Kirby."    Witnesses:  Natlianicl 
Potter,  Jr.,  Benjamin  Brownell,  Abner  Brownell. 

Children,  born  in  Dartmouth,  afterward  Westport  (Westport 
records) : 

18.  i.  Nathaniel  Kirby,  b.  July  4,  1751;  m.  Sylvia  Maccomber. 

19.  ii.  William  Kirby,  b.  ^larch  21,  1753;  m.  Andry  Gitlord. 
iii,  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  April  11,  1755;  d.  May  18,  1835;  m., 

May  19,  1776  (Westport  record),  Christopher  Cornell 
of  Dartmouth,  b.  Feb.  2j,  1750;  d.  March  25,  1823, 
son  of  Joshua  Cornell.  Children: 

1.  Mary  Cornell,  b.  July  5,  1777;  m,  Henry  Palmer; 

no  children. 

2.  Abigail  Cornell,  b.  Oct.  24,  1780;  d.  May  27, 

1834;  m.,  Dec.  20,  1801,  James  Tripp. 

3.  Sophia   Cornell,  b.  July  5,   1785;  m..  May  ii, 

181 1,  Benjamin  Wing,  son  of  Prince  Wing. 

4.  Lydia  Cornell,  b.  Aug.  13,  1791;  d.  March  27, 

1842;  m.  James  Tripp. 

5.  Susanna  Cornell,  b.  Sept.  25,  1796. 

6.  Lucy  Cornell,  b.  ;  m.,  Feb.  11,  1817,  An- 

thony Davis. 
George  Kirby,  b.  March  9,  1757;  m.  Amy  Slocum. 
Wesson  Kirby,  b.  April  15,  1759;  m.  Joanna  Cram. 
Elihu  Kirby,  b.  June  13,  1761;  m.  Patience  Gifford. 
Benjamin  Kirby,  b.  June  18,  1763;  m.  Patience  Lawton. 
Jonathan  Kirby,  b.  July  14,  1765;  m.  Peace  Howland. 
Maiy  Kirby,  b.  1767;  d.  before  Jan.  2,  1798. 
Hannah  Kirby,  b.  July  19,  1769;  m.  Job  Lawton. 
Ruth  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  19,  1771;  not  married. 
Paul  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  20,  1773;  m.  (i)  Hannah  Tripp; 

m.  (2)  Patience  Tripp. 
Abraham  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  11,  1775;  m.  Eunice  White. 
Elizabeth  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  in  infancy. 

[Cooke  Lineage  of  Plannah  White,  wife  of  Wesson  Kirby: 

L  Francis  Cooke,  passenger  of  the  iMayfiower,  1620,  and 
seventeenth  signer  of  the  Mayflower  compact,  was  born  about 
1577  at  Blyth,  Co.  York,  England,  a  parish  adjoining  Austerfield, 
near  Scrooby.  He  fled,  with  Elder  Brev/ster  and  the  "  exiles  from 
Scrooby,"  to  Leyden,  where  he  soon  married  his  wife  Hester,  of 
whom  nothing  is  known  except  that  she  was  called  "  the  Walloon." 
His  son  John  accompanied  him  on  the  Mayflov.-er,  and  his  wife, 

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with  the  rest  of  the  children,  came  on  the  ship  Anne  in  1623.  He 
was  one  of  the  original  purchasers  of  Dartmouth  in  1652.  He 
died  April  7,  1663.  His  wife  Esther  was  living  at  the  date  of  the 
making  of  his  will,  Dec.  7,  1659. 

n.  John  Cooke,  called  "  Elder"  and  sometimes  "  Rev.  John" 
Cooke,  came,  with  his  father,  Francis,  in  the  Mayflower,  1620. 
He  was  a  deacon  of  the  church  at  Plymouth;  was  also  deputy, 
and  a  man  of  inlluence;  but,  having  become  a  defender  of  the 
"  Quakers,"  he  became  obnoxious  to  the  Plymouth  authorities, 
and  removed  to  Dartmouth,  of  which  he  had  been  an  original 
purchaser.  Here  he  was  held  in  honor,  representing  the  town  in 
the  General  Court,  1673.  1674,  1675,  and  1678.  In  1676  he  joined 
the  Baptist  Church  at  Newport,  and  preached  at  Dartmouth  and 
other  places.  Backus,  in  his  church  history,  states  that  "  John 
Cooke  was  a  Baptist  minister  in  Dartmouth  many  years."  He 
married,  March  28,  1634,  Sarah,  daughter  of  Mr.  Richard  War- 
ren, the  twelfth  signer  of  the  Mayflower  compact.  His  will  is 
dated  Nov.  9,  1694,  and  was  approved  April  16,  1696. 

HI.  Sarah  Cooke,  eldest  child  of  Rev.  John  Cooke  and  Sarah 
Warren,  born  1635;  died  after  17 10;  married,  Nov.  20,  1652,  Ar- 
thur Hathaway  of  Marshfield  and  Dartmouth.  ("  Ancient  Land- 
marks of  Plymouth,"  W.  T.  Davis,  pp.  69,  130.) 

IV.  Hannah  Hathaway,  daughter  of  Sarah  Cooke  and  Arthur 
Hathaway,  born   1662;  died   1749;  married  George  Cadman   of 

Dartmouth,  bom ;  died  1719,  son  of  Hon.  William  Cadman 

of  Portsmouth,  R.  I.  (Austin's  "  Genealogical  Dictionary  of 
Rhode  Island."  p.  268.) 

V.  Elizabeth   Cadman,  only  child  of  Hannah  Hathaway  and 

George  Cadman,  born  ;  died  after  1768;  married  William 

White  of  Dartmouth.  (Austin's  "  Genealogical  Dictionary  of 
Rhode  Island,"  p.  26S;  also  will  of  George  Cadman,  recorded  at 
Taunton  in  Book  HI.,  p.  500,  and  the  will  of  Hannah  Cadman  in 
Book  XL,  p.  700.)  The  parentage  of  William  White  has  not  been 
established,  but  it  is  probable  that  he  was  the  youngest  son  of 
Samuel  White  of  Rochester,  Mass.  He  was  petit  juror  for  Dart- 
mouth in  1 7 13,  and  was  elected  constable  in  17 16.  His  will  is 
dated  Jan.  6,  1768,  and  was  approved  Oct.  3,  1780."  He  was  living 
in  1777,  the  date  of  his  son's  will,  and  in  all  probability  died  in 
1780. 

VI.  William  White,  Jr.,  of  Dartmouth,  eldest  son  of  Elizabeth 
Cadman  and  William  White  (see  will  of  George  Cadman;  also  will 
of  Hannah  Cadman,  given  under  Descendants  of  William  White 

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of  Dartmouth),  born ;  died  1780;  married,  Oct.  2,  1729,  Abi- 
gail Thurston  (Vit.  Stat,  of  R.  I.,  Vol.  IV.,  p.  66).  In  his  will, 
dated  Feb.  17,  1777,  and  approved  Oct.  3,  1780  (Taunton  Probate 
Records,  Book  XXVI.,  p.  282),  he  says:  "I,  William  White, 
son  of  William  White  of  Dartmouth "  ;  mentions  "  my  son 
Jonathan,"  and  gives  to  him  "  all  that  my  farm  which  my  honored 
Grand-father  George  Cadman  gave  me  after  the  decease  of  my 
honored  father  and  mother  "  ;  mentions  also  "  my  eldest  daughter 
Hannah  Kirby,  my  second  daughter  Elizabeth  Peckham,  my 
youngest  daughter  Abigail  White."  As  he  makes  no  mention 
of  his  wife,  it  is  probable  that  she  died  before  his  will  was  made. 

VII.  Hannah  White,  eldest  daughter  of  William  White,  Jr., 
according  to  his  will,  born  1731;  died  1819,  in  Dartmouth;  mar- 
ried, Feb.  23,  1750,  Wesson  Kirby  of  Dartmouth.  (Dartmouth 
town  record.)] 

18.  Nathaniel^  Kirby  (Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert',  Richard-, 
Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  July  4,  1751  (Westport  record); 
married,  Sept.  10,  1772  (Westport  record),  Sylvia  Maccomber, 
born  March  4,  1753.  He  was  a  farmer  in  Westport,  Mass.,  where 
he  died  Oct.  9,  1818,  aged  sixty-seven  years  (gravestone).  Sylvia, 
his  widow,  died  April  10,  1848,  aged  ninety-five  years  (grave- 
stone), and  was  buried  beside  her  husband  in  Beach  Grove  ceme- 
tery at  Westport.  At  her  funeral  there  were  present,  by  actual 
count,  one  hundred  and  eight  of  ^zr   1<.  ^  -.''-^ts.  Children 

born  in  Westport  (family  P"    : 

28.  i.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  '■'■.  /-. ;  rr.  V,V-.:ori  Potter. 

ii.  Pardon  Kirby,  t.  .u,:'.  i.  .:\'\ :  ni.,  Occ.  .'>,  1796  (West- 
port  record),  ,■.:•.::»  .'ot*.::-  dau.  ci  Peleg  Potter 
of  Westport. 

iii.  Rebecca  Kirby,  b.  April  24,  1776;  d.  Nov.  11,  1865 
(gravestone) ;  not  married. 

29.  iv.  Isaiah  Kirby,  b.  March  14,  1778;  m.  Hope  Mosher. 

30.  V.  Ephraim  Kirby,  b.  June  8,  1782;  m.  Hannah  Mosher. 
vi.  Eunice  Kirby,  b.  June  8,  1782,  twin  with  Ephraim;  d. 

Dec.  25,  1879,  aged  ninety-seven  years  (gravestone); 
m.,  Aug.  2,  1810  (Leonard)  John  GifTord  of  West- 
port,  son  of  William  GifTord  of  Westport. 
vii.  Margaret  Kirby,  b.  June  19,  1784;  d.  July  3,  1814;  m., 
Oct.  5,  1806  (Westport  record),  Philip  Tripp  of  West- 
port,  son  of  Edmund  Tripp.  Children: 

I.  Rebecca  Tripp,  b. ;  m.  John  A.  Potter-  and 

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removed  to  the  State  of  New  York.     They 

had  a  daughter  Margaret,  who  married 

Hoag,  and  a  son  Charles. 

2.  Sarah  Tripp,  b.  ;  m.  Noah  GifTord.    They 

had  a  daughter  Esther,  v.-ho  married  Benja- 
min Davis  of  Coasset,  and  had  by  him  the 
following  children:  Henry,  Benjamin,  Philip, 
James,  and  Hannah. 

3.  Elizabeth  Tripp,  b.  Nov.  21,  1813;  m.,  Nov.  6, 

1833,  John  Mitchell  of  Middletown,  R.  I. 
He  died  Dec.  24,  1891.  Children:    (i) 

George  A.,  b.  Sept.  29,  1834;  m.,  Aug.  8, 

1858,  Rosetta  Tripp,  dau.  of  Warren  Tripp 
of  New  Bedford,  and  had  Cora,  b.  ^May  29, 

1859,  and  Herbert,  who  is  married,  and  lives 
in  Detroit,  Mich.;  (2)  Richard,  b.  Feb.  11, 
1840;  d.  1841 ;  (3)  Sarah  E.,  b.  April  24,  1845; 
(4)  Mary  G.,  b.  Jan.  10,  1856;  d.  1869. 

viii.  Elizabeth   Kirby,   b.  June  6,    1786;  d.   Jan.    19,    1874 
(gravestone);  not  married. 
31.       ix.  George  Kirby,  b.  May  6,  1788;  m.  Patience  White. 
X.  Peace  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  13,  1790;  d.  April  6,  1806. 
xi.  Fally  Kirby,  b.  1792;  d.  May  i,  1825,  aged  thirty-two 

years. 
xii.  Nathaniel  Kirby,  b.  June  14,  17945  d-  Oct.  16,  1819; 
not  married. 


28.  Mary'  Kirby  (Nathaniel,  Wesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert^ 
Richard^,  Richard^),  born  Nov.  27,  1772,  in  Westport,  Mass.; 
married,  Aug.  12,  1792  (Westport  record),  Wesson  Potter  of 
Westport,  born  April  i,  1764,  son  of  Jonathan  Potter  and  Rebecca 
Southworth.  Wesson  Potter  died  Oct.  i,  1839,  in  Westport, 
Mass.  Mary,  his  widow,  died  Jan.  2,  1847  (family  Bible),  in  West- 
port.  Children  born  in  Westport: 

i.  Edith  Potter,  b.  Jan.  16,  1793;  d.  Sept.  28,  1869;  not 
married. 
32.       ii.  Jonathan  Potter,  b.  June  26,  1795;  m.  Cynthia  Howard. 
iii.  Pardon  Potter,  b.  July  26,  1799;  d.  July  26,  1852;  m. 
(i)  Phoebe  Tabor,  and  had  one  child,  Mary,  who  mar- 
ried Ephraim  Gammins;  m,  (2),  June  27,  1841,  Han- 
nah R.  Swift.         Children  by  his  second  marriage: 
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1.  Pardon  H.  Potter,  b.  April  15,  1843. 

2.  Ella  K.  Potter,  b.  June  16,  1848;  m.,  Oct.  27, 

1870,  James  S.  Burbank. 
33.       iv.  Thomas  Potter,  b.  July  26,  1799,  twin  with  Pardon;  m. 
(i)  Abigail  Taber  (?);  m.  (2)  Abby  Ellis. 
V.  Asa  Potter,  b.  July  27,  1801 ;  m.,  April  11,  1825,  Adelaide 
W.  Brownell.  '        Children: 

I.  Annetta  Potter,  b.  April  28,  1834;  m.  Jotham  H. 
Rowland,  and  removed  to  California,      Chil- 
dren:  (i)  Carrie  E.,  b.  Jan.  7,  1854,  in  Napa 
City,  CaK;  m.  Rev.  William  Seacock;  (2)  Hat- 
tie  P.,  b.  June  7,  1859;  m.,  Oct.   17,  1883, 
William  H.  Finnell. 
vi.  Sylvia  Potter,  b.  May  28,  1803;  m.  Daniel  Tripp  of  West- 
port,  and  had  a  son  George. 
vii,  Nancy  Potter,  b.  July  6,  1807;  d.  Jan.  26,  1894;  m., 
March  30,  1837,  Capt.  Andrew  Davis  of  New  Bed- 
ford, who  died  Sept.  14,  1S89,  aged  eighty-four  years, 
son  of  Abner  and  Betsy  Davis.         Children: 

1.  Abby  A.  Davis,  b.  Oct.  10,  1844;  m.,  Feb.  7, 

1865,  Augustus  W.  Tripp,  son  of  Alden  and 
Patience  Tripp. 

2.  Gates  A.  Davis,  b.  Oct.  29,  1847. 

viii.  Hannah  Potter,  b.  June  9,  1809;  d.  May  24,  1856;  m., 
March  13,  1831,  William  Willcox,  b.  Sept.  16,  1808, 
in  Westport,  ]Mass. ;  d.  Sept.  21,  1868,  son  of  Abner 
Willcox  and  Sarah  Sherman.  He  was  a  prosperous 
lumber  merchant,  and  afterward  a  shipping  merchant, 
of  New  Bedford.  He  built  a  ship,  which  he  called  the 
"  William  Willcox."  Children: 

1.  Angenette  Earl  Willcox,  b.  July  31,  1835;  m. 

(i),  June  10,  1857,  David  K.  Tripp  of  New 

Bedford,  b.  Aug.  10,  1830,  son  of  Abner  and 

Catherine  Tripp.     He  died  Dec.  5.  1876,  and 

she  married  (2),  Feb.  25,  1880,  Capt.  Frank 

C.  Smith,  b.  18 1 6,  son  of  Mayhcw^  and  Sarah 

Smith,  formerly  of  Edgartown,  and  now   a 

real  estate  broker  of  New   Bedford,   Mass. 

Children  by  her  first  husband:    (i)  William 

.  Willcox,   b.   March   7,    1858;   m.,   March   7, 

1881,  Annie  IMurphy;  no  children;  (2)  Kath- 

,   .  arine  M.,  b.  Dec.  15,  1867;  not  married;  (3) 

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David  K.,  b.  June  14,  1869;  m.,  Dec,  1896, 
Carrie  E.  Fish. 

2.  William   Frank  Willcox,  b.  Jan.   5,    1841 ;  m. 

Elizabeth  Elmira  Washburn,  who  died  Jan. 
16,  1875.  Children:  (i)  Hannah  L.,  (2) 
William  F.,  (3)  Miner  W. 

3.  Annie  G.  Willcox,  b.  Dec.  17,  1845;  ^■>  J^"-  i. 

1868,  John  T.  Burbank  of  New  Bedford. 
Children:  (i)  William  C,  (2)  Edward. 

4.  Emma  Rowena  Willcox,  b.  Dec.  17,  1848,  twin; 

m.  (i),  Nov.  2,  1865,  Capt.  Albert  A.  Thomas 
of  New  Bedford;  m.  (2)  William  F.  Abbott. 
She  had  one  son  by  her  first  husband:  Albert 
Ernest,  b.  Sept.  18,  1867. 

32.  Jonathan^  Potter  (Mary  Kirby^  Nathaniel®,  Wesson', 
Nathaniel*,  Robert^  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  New  Bedford,  iViass., 
born  June  26,  1795,  in  Westport,  Mass.;  died  Nov.  17,  1842; 
married,  Feb.  5,  1816,  Cynthia  Howard,  born  Aug.  25,  1795, 
daughter  of  Gilbert  and  Grace  Howard.  She  died  in  1887  at  New 
Bedford.         Children: 

i.  Andrew  H.  Potter,  b.  Jan.  20,  1817,  in  Westport,  Mass.; 

m.  (i),  Sept.  8,  1845,  ^lary  T.  Collins,  who  died  in  1854; 

m.  (2),  Dec.  II,  1857,  Sarah  B.  Denham,  b.  1838,  dau. 

of  Tilson  B.  Denham  of  New  Bedford.    He  is  a  merchant 

of  New  Bedford.         Children  born  in  New  Bedford: 

1.  James  W.  Potter,  b.  Sept.  10,  1846. 

2.  Frank  M.  Potter,  b.  Sept.  30,  1848;  m.,  June  22, 

1872,  Anna  Mitchell,  b.  1849. 

3.  Mary  E.  Potter,  b.  May  28,  1851. 

4.  Harriet  L.  Potter,  b.  March  13,  1853. 

5.  Hattie  Potter,  b.  June  13,  1859;  m.,  Oct.  11,  1882, 

Dr.  John  B.  Swift. 

6.  Grace  H.  Potter,  b.  April  5,  1861. 

7.  Fanny  M.  Potter,  b.  Sept.  5,  1864. 

ii.  Warren  Bailey  Potter,  b.  Nov.  4,  1821;  d.  Nov.,  188S;  m., 
April  II,  1848,  Sarah  E.  Kempton,  b.  1824,  dau.  of  Ezra 
Kempton  of  New  Bedford.    He  was  a  wealthy  merchant 
of  Boston,  of  the  firm  of  Weeks  &  Potter.    One  child : 
I.  Flattie  Perry  Potter,  b.  March  5,  1849;  d.  July  26, 
1852. 
iii.  Cynthia  A.  Potter,  b.  Sept.  30,  1823,  in  New  Bedford;  m., 
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Nov.  17,  1844,  Joseph  Rogers  Reed,  b.  July  5,  1818,  in 
Somerset,  Mass.,  son  of  William  Reed  of  Sechonk  and 
Sarah  Rogers  of  Tiverton,  R.  I.  He  was  a  merchant  of 
New  Bedford,  where  he  died  Sept.  12,  1879.  Children 
born  in  New  Bedford: 

1.  Clara  A.  Reed,  b.  Sept.  28,  1845. 

2.  William  F.  Reed,  b.  Oct.  14,  1848;  m.,  Oct.,  1879, 

Eleanor  Masters,  b.  June  21,  185 1,  in  Syracuse, 
N.  Y.,  dau.  of  Joseph  E.  Masters  and  Eliza  Aikin 
1  of  Hollowell,  Me.  He  is  a  merchant  of  New 
Bedford.  Children  born  in  New  Bedford:  (i) 
Warren  K.,  b.  Aug.  18,  1885;  (2)  Joseph  M.,  b. 
June  6,  1885;  (3)  Everett  P.,  b.  April  25,  18S7. 

3.  Ella  H.  Reed,  b.  Dec.  13,  1850. 

4.  Charles  W.  Reed,  b.  Jan.  19,  1853.    He  is  associated 

with  his  brother  in  the  firm  of  Taber,  Reed  &  Co., 

New  Bedford,  Mass. 
iv.  Harriet  Newell  Potter,  b.  Dec.  8,  1827,  in  New  Bedford; 
m.,  Nov.  3,  1846,  Howland  Perry,  b.  1818;  d.  1883  in 
Boston,  Mass.  He  was  an  enterprising  merchant  of  New 
Bedford  and  owner  of  a  large  number  of  coasting  vessels. 
In  1865  and  1866  he  was  Mayor  of  New  Bedford.  His 
widow  is  now  residing  in  Boston,  Mass.  One  child: 
I.  John  Frank  Perry,  b.  July  24,   1850;  m.,  Feb.  6, 

1884,  Emma  S.  Dunbar,  b.  1862,  dau.  of  William 

and  Harriet  Dunbar. 

33.  Thomas^  Potter  (Mary  Kirby^  Nathaniel^,  Wesson',  Na- 
thaniel*, Robert^,  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born 
July  26,  1799,  in  Westport;  died  Sept.  6,  1876;  married  Abigail 
W.  Taber,  born  1801,  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Deborah  Taber. 
She  died  in  1832,  and  he  married  (2),  May,  1833,  Abby  F.  Ellis, 
born  1804,  daughter  of  Josiah  and  Esther  Ellis.  She  died  in 
1876.  Thomas  Potter  was  a  contractor  and  builder  of  New  Bed- 
ford. Children: 

i.  Mary  A.  Potter,  b.  June  15,  1824;  d.  Aug.  26,  1825. 
ii.  Samuel  H.  Potter,  b.  Feb.  3,  1826,  in  New  Bedford;  d. 
March  16,  1858;  m.,  April  2,  1854,  Lydia  A.  Church,  b. 
1826;  d.  1894,  dau.  of  Jonathan  and  Meribah  Church. 
Children  born  in  New  Bedford: 

1.  Edward  B.  Potter,  b.  Nov.  8,  1856;  d.  Feb.,  1889. 

2.  Adella  F.  Potter,  b.  Nov.  19,  1858;  not  married. 

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iii.  Deborah  F.  Potter,  b.  Feb.  23,  1828;  m.,  Nov.  i,  1849, 
Ira  E.  Pierce,  son  of  Barkins  Pierce  and  Lucy  Good- 
enough.  They  are  now  Hving  in  Windom,  Minn. 
Children : 

1.  WilHani  D.  Pierce,  b.  Jan.  6,  1851,  in  New  Bed- 

ford; d.  Jan.  7,  1883. 

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ford; is  now  Hving  in  Windom,  Minn. 

3.  Abby  F.  Pierce,  b.  June  7,  1856,  in  New  Bedford; 

d.  Oct.  12,  1863. 

4.  Ira  E.  Pierce,  b.  Jan.  17,  1868,  in  Lyndon,  Vt.;  is 

now  living  in  Windom,  Minn. 
iv.  Susan  Potter,  b.  May  24,  1830;  m.,  Oct.  3,  1852,  Lorenzo 
D.  Davis,  b.  July,  1821,  in  Swansey,  Mass.,  son  of  Na- 
thaniel and  Nancy  Davis.    He  was  a  merchant  tailor  of 
New  Bedford,  and  died  there  Jan.,  18S9.  Children 

born  in  New  Bedford: 

1.  Abby  F.  Davis,  b.  May  24,  1853;  d.  Feb.  3,  1856. 

2.  Lorenzo  M.  Davis,  b.  Aug.  31,  1855;  m..  May  31, 

1880,  Fannie  Wright. 

3.  Susan  H.  Davis,  b.  April  20,  1857;  m.,  April  18, 

1883,  William  E.  Tourtellot  of  New  Bedford. 
Children  born  in  New  Bedford:  (i)  Louise,  b. 
Feb.  25,  1886;  (2)  Percy  D.,  b.  Oct.  31,  1893. 

4.  Alfred  C.  Davis,  b.  Oct.  28,   1859;  d.   Oct. '28, 

1859- 

5.  Charles  F.  Davis,  b.  Sept.  19,  1861. 

6.  Nathaniel  B.  Davis,  b.  Oct.  13,  1863;  d.  Nov.  8, 

1867. 

7.  Thomas  P.  Davis,  b.  March  18,  1866;  m.,  Jan.  21, 

1892,  Emily  H.  Pierce.  Children  born  in 

Providence,  R.  I.:  (i)  Albert  H.,  b.  Dec.  25, 
1892;  (2)  Beatrice,  b.  Oct.  15,  1895. 

8.  Harry  C.  Davis,  b.  Nov.  15,  1869. 

V.  Thomas  S,  Potter,  b.  May  31,  1834;  d.  July  i,  1897;  m., 
June  I,  1869,  Abby  Slocum,  b.  1839,  dau.  of  Henry  and 
Betsy  Slocum.    One  child: 

I.  Charles  H.  Potter,  b.  June  23,  1871,  in  Fall  River, 
Mass. 
vi.  Charles  H.  Potter,  b.  July  6,  1837;  d.  Dec.  20,  1865;  m. 

Ellen  M.  Hathaway;  no  children. 
vii.  Franklin  T.  Potter,  b.  June  4,  1842;  not  married. 
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29.  Isaiah^  Kirby  (Nathaniel^  Wesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert, 
Richard-,  Richard^)  of  W'estport,  Mass.,  born  March  14,  1778,  in 
Westport;  married,  July  10,  1S03  (Westport  record),  Hope 
Mosher,  born  April  15,  1786,  daughter  of  Edmund  Mosher  of 
Westport.  Isaiah  Kirby  was  a  farmer  in  Westport,  ]Mass.,  where 
he  died  Nov.  12,  1839.  Hope,  his  widow,  died  July  18,  1S56. 
Children  born  in  Westport: 

34.  i.  Abner  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  17,  1804;  m.  (i)  Mary  H.  Man- 

chester; m.  (2)  Judith  E.  Brownell. 
ii.  Peace  Kirby,  b.  July  19,  1806;  d.  June  20,  1861;  m., 
1827  (published  Jan.  26,  1827),  Samuel  Macomber 
of  Westport,  b.  Aug.  17,  1803;  d.  Nov,  15,  i860,  son 
of  Samuel  Macomber.         Children  born  in  Westport : 

1.  Mary  Macomber,  b.  May  20,   1827,  in  West- 

port,  Aiass. ;  m.,  Feb.  28,  1848,  Sylvanus  E. 
Studley    of    Dartmouth.  Children:    (i) 

CarolineJ.,b.  July  26,  1850;  d.  Oct.  II,  1850; 
.     •    .  (2)  William  H.,  b.  July  22,  1858;  d.  April  5, 

1883. 

2.  Ezra  Macomber,  b.  Sept.  2,  1833,  in  Fairhaven, 

Mass.;  d.  Sept.  3,  1883,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.; 
m.  Sylvia  Sanford  of  Dartmouth.  Chil- 

dren:   (i)  Carrie  P.,  b.  Aug.   i,   1867;  (2) 
Charles  A.,  b.  Jan.  2,  1872. 
iii.  Mehitable  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  24,  180S;  d.  March  29,  1876; 
m.,  1835  (published  May  i,  1835),  Nathaniel  Tripp 
of  Westport.         Children:    Josiah,  Lydia,  Hannah, 
and  Mary, 
iv.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  17,  1810;  d.  INIarch  31,  1892;  m., 
March  4,  1832,  Jonathan  Tripp  of  Westport,  b.  Dec, 
2,  1806;  d.  Feb,  21,  i860,  son  of  John  Tripp.    They 
had  one  son: 

I,  Leander  Tripp,  b.  Sept.,  1832;  he  went  to  Cali- 
fornia when  a  young  man. 

35.  V.  Elihu  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  24,  1814;  m.  (i)  Emeline  C.  Shaw; 

m.  (2)  Hope  J.  Davis. 

36.  vi.  Edmund  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  3,  181 5 ;  m.  Lydia  GifTord. 

vii.  Susan  Kirby,  b.  July  16,  18 18;  d.  Nov.  29,  1882;  m., 

Oct.  15,  1837,  William  GifTord  of  Westport,  b. ; 

d.  June  14,  1871 ;  no  children. 

viii.  Uriah  Kirby,  b.  March  25,  1826;  m.,  Jan.  25,  1849, 
Aruba  P.  Tripp,  b.  May  19,  1828,  dau.  of  Eli  Tripp 

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and  Polly  Potter,  both  of  Westport.  He  is  now  liv- 
ing in  Fall  River,  Alass.  Children  born  in  West- 
port: 

1.  Susan  W.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  i8,  1850;  d.  Aug-,  i, 

1889;  m.,  Sept.  9,  1876,  George  D.  Johnson 
of  Fall  River,  b.  April  28,  1849,  son  of  Daniel 
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born  in  Fall  River:  (i)  Emily  K.,  b.  June  2, 
1878;  (2)  Ethel  W.,  b.  April  20,  1885. 

2.  Mary  J.   Kirby,  b.  July  4,   1852;  m.,  April  4, 

1872,  Orin  F.  Robbins  of  Fall  River,  Mass., 
b.  March  20,  1S52;  d.  Jan.  20,  1S92,  son  of 
•     *"  George   W.    Robbins   of   Fall   River.     One 

child:  (i)  George  W.,  b.  Aug.  8,  1873;  d. 
Jan.  25,  1882. 

34.  Abner^  Kirby  (Isaiah^  Nathaniel^  Wesson^  Nathaniel', 
Robert^  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Adamsville,  R.  I.,  born  Jan.  17. 
1804,  in  Westport,  ^lass.;  married  (i),  Feb.  7,  1830,  Mary  h' 
Manchester,  who  died  July  20,  1839,  aged  twenty-eight  years  and 
four  months  (gravestone);  married  (2),  Sept.  8,  1840,  Judith  E. 
Brownell,  born  April  4,  1818,  daughter  of  Lemuel  Brownell  of 
Westport.  He  was  a  blacksmith,  and  lived  in  Adamsville,  R.  I. 
He  died  March  i,  1861,  and  was  buried  at  Westport,  Mass. 
Children  born  in  Adamsville,  R.  I.: 

I  Mary  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  19,  1830;  d.  at  birth. 
ii.  Sarah  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  :May  7,  1832;  m.,  Feb.  25,  185 1, 
James  Austin,  b.  Jan.  3,  1817,  in  Little  Compton,  R.  L, 
son  of  Joshua  Austin.  Children: 

1.  Emma  Clifton  Austin,  b.  }vlarch  16,  1852,  in  Adams- 

ville, R.  L 

2.  Lydia  Diana  Austin,  b.  June  29,  1853,  in  Adams- 

ville, R.  L;  m.,  Sept.  30,  1874,  George  T.  Hard- 
wick. 

3.  Mary    Elizabeth    Austin,     b.     Nov.    8,     1854.    in 

Adamsville,  R.  L 

4.  Sarah  James  Austin,  b.  Dec.  15,  1856,  in  New  Bed- 
.     '  ford,  Mass.;  m.,  Dec.  23,  1884,  Charles  H.  Snow. 

They    are    now    living    in    Honduras,    Central 
America. 

5.  Carrie  Pitman  Austin,  b.  June  22,   1858,  in   New 

Bedford;  d.  June  20,  1862. 

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6.  James  Edward  Austin,  b.  Feb.  21,  1S65;  m.,  Jan.  28, 
1887,  Loworth  Leslie  Dixon.  He  is  a  physician, 
and  is  now  practising  his  profession  in  Honduras, 
Central  America. 

ill.  Mary  Ophelia  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  7,  1847;  d.  Aug.  14,  1882. 

iv.  Ellen  Augusta  Kirby,  b.  April  27,  1849;  d.  Oct.  8,  1870. 

35.  Elihu^  Kirby  (Isaiah^  Nathaniel®,  Wesson',  Nathaniels 
Roberts  Richards  Richard^)  of  Fall  River,  Mass.,  born  Feb.  24, 
1814,  in  Westport,  Mass.;  married  (i),  June,  1S36,  Emeline  Cel- 
bon  Shaw,  born  Jan.,  1814.  She  died  July  20,  1841,  and  he  mar- 
ried (2),  July  28,  1843,  Hope  Jane  Davis,  born  Aug.  14,  1824, 
daughter  of  Joseph  and  Elizabeth  Davis.  He  resided  in  North 
Dartmouth  until  i860,  when  he  removed  to  Fall  River.  Near  the 
close  of  his  life  he  returned  to  North  Dartmouth,  and  died  there 
April  1 1,  1886.    Hope  Jane  Davis  died  Dec.  8,  1895.  Children 

by  his  second  wife: 

i.  Joseph  Davis  Kirby,  b.  March  i,  1844,  in  North  Dartmouth, 
Mass.;  m.,  Oct.  25,  1871,  Aralen  Viliere  Walton,  b.  Aug. 
17,  1851,  dau.  of  Daniel  Walton  and  Waitjoy  Palmer. 
He  was  a  Union  soldier,  and  serv^ed  from  May  2  to  Aug. 
2,  1864,  in  the  Fifth  Company  Massachusetts  Volunteers. 
He  graduated  from  Brown  University  in  1867,  and  soon 
after  removed  to  Montana,  where  he  engaged  in  busi- 
ness, and  settled  finally  at  Silver  Star  in  that  Territor>'. 
He  died  March  17,  1887,  at  Helena,  Mont.,  while  serving 
as  Clerk  of  the  Legislative  Assembly  of  Montana. 
Children  born  in  Montana: 

1.  Gertrude  Hope  Kirby,  b.  May  17,  1873;  m.,  June 

29,  1898,  George  B.  Harbison  of  Twin  Bridges, 
Mont. 

2.  Lelia  Emeline  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  28,  1880, 

3.  Irma  Edith  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  20,  1883. 

ii.  Emeline  Celbon  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  22,  1846,  in  North  Dart- 
mouth, Mass.;  m.,  Sept.  17,  1873,  Byron  Whitcomb 
Anthony,  b.  April  5,  1846,  son  of  James  S.  and  Elizabeth 
Anthony.  They  now  reside  in  Fall  River,  Mass.  Chil- 
dren born  in  Fall  River: 

1.  James  Wheeler  Anthony,  b.  July  23,  1875. 

2.  Edna  Kirby  Anthony,  b.  Aug.  18,  1877. 

3.  Byron  Whitcomb  Anthony,  b.  Aug.  20,  1879. 

iii.  Isaiah  Franklin  Kirby,  b.  March  21,  1848,  in  North  Dart- 
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Edwin  Stiles  and  Belle  Lewis.  They  are  now  residing 
in  Butte,  Mont,    One  child: 

1,  Kenneth  Potter  Kirby,  b.  March  23,  1S85,  in  Ana- 
conda, Mont. 

iv.  Sarah  Bennett  Kirby,  b.  May  7,  1851;  d.  Nov.  2,  1854. 

V.  Sarah  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  23,  1855;  d.  April  18,  1SS6. 

vi.  Charles  Ellsworth  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  3,  1862,  in  Fall  River, 
Mass.;  m.,  July  28,  1885,  ■Mary  McClure  Gardner.  They 
are  now  residing  in  Kentucky.    No  children. 

vii.  Hope  Jane  Kirby.  b.  June  22,  1869,  in  Fall  River,  Mass.; 
graduated  in  18S6  from  the  Bridgewater  Normal  School, 
and  became  a  teacher.  She  now  holds  the  position  of 
master's  assistant  in  Boston,  Mass.,  and  resides  at  Chel- 
sea, Mass. 

3G.  Edmund-  Kirby  (Isaiah^  Nathaniel^  Wesson^  Nathaniel*, 
Robcrt^  Richard^,  Richard')  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  Nov.  3, 
181 5,  in  Westport,  Mass.;  married,  March  18,  1838,  Lydia  Gifford, 
born  Dec.  i,  1814,  daughter  of  William  GifTord  of  Westport.  He 
was  a  farmer  in  Westport,  Mass.,  where  he  died  April  3,  189S. 
Lydia  GifTord  Kirby  died  March  2,  1888  (gravestone),  in  West- 
port,  Mass.  Children  bom  in  Westport: 

i.  George  W.  Kirby,  b.  July  4,  1841 ;  m.,  Dec.  6,  1865,  Cynthia 
P.  Brownell,  dau.  of  Uriah  Brownell  of  Westport.  One 
child: 

I.  Clara  B.  Kirby,  b.  March  15,  1878,  in  Westport, 
Mass. 
ii.  Lydia  A.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  6,  1844;  m.,  Jan.  6.  1866,  Orlando 
J.  Tripp,  son  of  Daniel  Tripp  of  Westport.  Children: 

1.  Alberto  K.  Tripp,  b.  Oct.  9,  1866:  d.  June  6,  1887. 

2.  Edgar  C.  Tripp,  b.  Aug.  18,  1869,  in  Adamsville, 

R.  L;  m.,  Nov.  18,  1S88,  Ada  S.  Allen. 
iii.  R.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  21,  1850;  m.,  Jan.   i,  1869, 
Theodore  J.  Tripp,  son  of  Jotham  Tripp  of  Westport. 
Children: 

1.  Harrison  Ellsworth  Tripp,  b.  May  i,  1870;  m.,  May 

26,  1891,  Christie  McLeod. 

2.  Charles  William  Tripp,  b.  Aug.  28,  1871;  m.,  Dec. 

26,  1892,  Jennie  F.  Handy. 

3.  Frank  Marshall  Tripp,  b,  Aug.  31,  1872;  m..  May 

14,  1895,  Elizabeth  B.  S.  Hall. 
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4.  Stella  Kirby  Tripp,  b.  July  26,  1879. 

5.  Helen  Garfield  Tripp,  b.  Nov.  19,  1881. 

6.  Lester  Everett  Tripp,  b.  Jan.  5,  1886. 

30.  Ephraim^  Kirby  (Nathaniel^  Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Rob- 
ert', Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  June  8,  1782; 
married,  Jan.  9,  1814  (Westport  records),  Hannah  Mosher,  born 
1788,  daughter  of  Edmund  Mosher  of  Westport.  She  died  Oct. 
II,  1856,  aged  sixty-eight  years.  Children: 

i.  Alice  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  24,  181 5;  d.  April  16,  1881;  m.,  1843 
(published  Jan.  19,  1843),  Thomas  W.  Davis  of  Westport, 
Mass.,  b.  Feb.  13,  181 1;  d.  May  9,  1891  (gravestone). 
ii.  Nathaniel  Kirby  of  \\'estport,  ]\Iass.,  b.  1817;  d.  April  25, 
1885,  aged  sixty-eight  years  (gravestone);  m.  (i)  Patience 
Tripp,  b.  1822;  d.  June  19,  1854,  aged  thirty-two  years 
(gravestone);  m.  (2)  Fanny  W.  (Snell)  Tucker,  b.  1823, 
w^idow  of  Charles  F.  Tucker.  He  had  one  son,  Charles. 
by  his  first  marriage.         Children  by  his  second  marriage : 

1.  Lorenzo  T.  Kirby,  b.  1857;  d.  1861. 

2.  Albert  E.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  13,  1859;  is  now  living  in 

Fall  River;  unmarried. 

3.  Adelia  B.  Kirby,  b.  1861 ;  d.  soon. 

4.  Lorenzo  F.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.,  1866;  d.  June  12,  1887. 

5.  William  W.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  15,  1869;  m.  Gertrude 

Waite. 
iii.  Tillinghast  Kirby,  b.   1820;  d.  Feb.   i,   1895;  m.  Hannah 
Sherman,  b.  1822.    He  was  a  farmer,  and  lived  in  West- 
port,  Mass.  Children: 

1.  Nancy  Kirby,  b.    1845;  "i-.  Jan-    13,   1866,  James 

Nolan.     Children:  John,  Lottie,  Ida,  and  George. 

2.  Pardon  T.  Kirby,  b.  ;  m.  Clara  H.  Haskell. 

Children:  Charles,  James,  Frank,  Anna  (or  Ada). 

3.  Julia  E.  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  Oct.  7,  1872,  Samuel  H. 

Demaranville.  Children:    Nancy,    Elizabeth, 

and  Clifford. 


31.  George'  Kirby  (Nathaniel,  Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard^,  Richard^  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  May  6,  1788;  mar- 
ried, Feb.  9,  1817  (Westport  records),  Patience  White,  born  Jan., 
1788;  died  April  5,  1848,  daughter  of  Sylvanus  White  of  West- 
port,  son  of  George  and  Deborah  White.     (See  Descendants  of 

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William  White  of  Dartmouth.)     George  Kirby  died  Aug.   15, 

1869,  aged  eighty-one  years.  Children: 

i.  Mary  White  Kirby,  b.  1817,  in  Adamsville,  R.  I.;  m.,  March 
24,  1839,  John  Lowry  Anthony,  b.  April  20,  1816,  son  of 
Capt.  John  Anthony  and  Miriam  Smith.  Children 

born  in  Westport: 

1.  Emily  Melissa  Anthony,  b.  Feb.  23,  1841 ;  died  un- 

married. 

2.  George  Kirby  Anthony,  b.  Nov.  30,  1842;  died  un- 

married. 

3.  John    Homer    Anthony,    b.    Jan.    15,    1845;    ^^^^ 

unmarried. 

4.  Ella  Melissa  Anthony,  b.  May  23,  1849:  not  married. 

5.  Sidney  White  Anthony,  b.  March  24,  185 1;  m.,  Dec. 

22,  1875,  Mary  Page  Little,  b.  June  i,  1850,  dau. 
of  Capt.  Joseph  and  Eliza  Little  of  Westport, 
Mass.;  no  children. 

6.  An  infant  son,  b.  Jan.,  1854;  d.  Jan.  28,  1854. 

ii.  Sarah  Ann  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  24,  1819;  m.,  Sept.  29,  1842, 
Capt.  Reuben  Cook  Hicks,  b.  Nov.  19,  1814;  d.  Jan.  21, 
1891,  in  New  Bedford,  Mass.,  son  of  Barney  Hicks  (b. 
Jan.  9,  1754)  and  Sarah  Cook.  Capt.  Hicks  was  a  sea- 
captain,  and  lived  at  Westport,  Mass.         Children: 

1.  Frances  White  Hicks,  b.  Oct.  27,  1843;  m.  Rich- 

mond B.  Church  of  Adamsville,  R.  L  One  child: 
Claudia  H.  Church. 

2.  Mary  Kirby  Hicks,  b.  Aug.  8,  1845;  m.,  1866,  Fred- 

erick S.  Potter  of  North  Dartmouth.  One  child: 
Louise  S.  Potter. 

3.  Hubert  Eugene  Hicks,  b.  Feb.  29,  1852;  m.,  Feb.  5, 

1874,  Clara  E.  Allen.  Children:    (i)  Bertha 

Francis,  (2)  Molly  Tobey,  (3)  Sally  Kirby,  twin 
with  Molly. 
lii.  George  Warren  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  15,  1823;  d.  Aug.  22,  1862; 
not  married. 


19.  William^  Kirby  (Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert',  Richard% 
Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  March  21,  1753;  married, 
May  4,  1777  (Dartmouth  record),  Andry  Gifford  of  Dartmouth. 
born  Aug.  8,  1758.  He  was  a  farmer,  and  lived  in  Westport, 
where  he  died  Jan.  16,  1822  (gravestone).    Andry,  his  widow,  died 

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April  23,  1838,  aged  seventy-nine  years,  eight  months,  and  fifteen 
days  (gravestone).  Children  bom  in  Westport: 

i.  Perry  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  Nov.  15,  1798. 

ii.  Sarah  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  Nov.  15,  1807  (Leonard),  Asa 

Cornell,  son  of  Gideon  Cornell  and  Ruth  White,  dau. 
of  Jonathan  White.  (See  Descendants  of  William 
White  of  Dartmouth.) 

iii.  Hannah  Kirby,  b. ;  m.  Joseph  Childs. 

37.     iv.  Silas  Kirby,  b.  June  23,  1788;  m.  Patience  Sherman. 

V.  Peace  Kirby,  b.  June  13,  1791;  d.  Aug.  15,  1867;  not 

married. 
vi.  Ruth  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  8,  1798;  d.  Jan.  9,  1879;  not  married. 

37.  Silas'  Kirby  (William^,  Wesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert^ 
Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Westport,  ]Mass.,  born  June  23,  1788; 
married,  Nov.  19,  1809,  Patience  Sherman,  born  Nov.  22,  1789, 
daughter  of  Preserved  Sherman  of  Westport.  He  was  a  farmer 
in  Westport,  and  died  there  April  23,  1866,  aged  seventy-seven 
years  and  10  months  (gravestone).  His  wife.  Patience,  died  Feb. 
15»  i853»  in  Westport.         Children  born  in  Westport: 

i.  Perry  Kirby,  b.  July  4,  1810;  d.  Aug.  21,  1893;  m.  (i), 
Feb.  9,  1834  (Dartmouth  record),  Rachel  Potter,  b. 
March  15,  1812,  dau.  of  Restcome  Potter  and  Esther 
Gififord.  ■  She  died  Oct.  20,  1865,  and  he  married  (2) 

Caroline ,  who  died  Nov.  3,  1876,  aged  fifty-three 

years.  Children  born  in  Westport: 

1.  Edwin  P.  Kirby,  b.  March  3,  1843;  ^-  April  9 

1844. 

2.  Andrew  P.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  7,  1846;  m.,  April  ir, 

1870,   Mary  A.   Sherm.an,  b.   Dec.  24,   1852, 
dau.  of  Eli  Sherman  of  Fair  Haven.  Mass. 
He  lives  in  New  Bedford,  Mass.        Children: 
(i)  Allen  P.,  b.  Nov.  30,   1876;  d.  April  2, 
1878;  (2)  Walter  S.,  b.  Oct.  8,  1886;  d.  April 
14,  1890. 
ii.  Nancy  Sherman  Kirby,  b.  1813;  d.  May  2y,  1814,  aged 
nine  months  (gravestone). 
38.     iii.  Tillinghast  Kirby,  b.  March  22,  1816;  m.  Dolly  Burr. 
iv.  Mary  Ann  Kirby,  b.  March  i,  1821;  d.  Oct.  2,  1835, 

38.  Tillinghast^  Kirby  (Silas^  William^,  Wesson',  Nathaniel*, 
Robert^  Richard^  Richard^)  of  New  Bedford,  Mass.,  born  March 

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22,  iSio;  married,  Sept,  25,  1840  (Dartmouth  record),  Dorothy 
A.  Burr,  born  1821,  daughter  of  Joseph  Burr  of  New  Bedford 
and  Dolly  Kirby,  daughter  of  Abner  Kirby  (Justus^  Nathaniel* 
Robert^)  of  Norridgewock,  JMe.  He  was  a  spar-maker,  of  the  firm 
of  Kirby  &  Johnson  of  New  Bedford;  has  now  retired,  and  is  still 
living  (189S)  in  New  Bedford,  Mass.  Children: 

i.  William  P.  Kirby,  b.  June  20,  1841 ;  m.  Ruth  Ann  Lawton, 
dau.  of  George  and  Ruth  Lawton.     He  is  now  living  in 
Jersey  City,  N.  J.    One  child: 
I.  George  Kirby,  b.  about  1871. 
ii.  Abner  T.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  25.   1842;  m.,  June  3,   1873,  in 
Lowell,  ;^.lass.,  Helen  AL  Lawrence,  dau.  of  Dr.  Samuel 
Lawrence  of  Lowell.     Dr.  Abner  T.  Kirby  is  a  dental 
surgeon,  and  is  practising  his  profession  in  Providence, 
R.  L    No  children, 
iii.  Edward  A.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  4,  1845;  m-  Elizabeth  Harriet 
Brownell,  b.  July  18,  1850,  dau.  of  George  H.  and  Nancy 
Ophelia  Brownell  of  Westport.     They  are  now  living  in 
New  Bedford,  Mass.  Children: 

1.  Alice  Maude  Kirby,  b.  June  3,  1872,  in  Jersey  City, 

N.  J. ;  m.  James  Tripp  of  Westport,  Mass. 

2.  Charles  Edward  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  21,  1873,  in  Jersey 

City,  N.  J. 

3.  Frank  Bradford  Kirby,  b.  April  15,  1879. 

20,  George^  Kirby  (Wesson'',  Nathaniel*,  Robert^,  Richard^, 
Richard^)  of  Pawling,  N,  Y,,  b^rn  March  9,  1757,  in  Westport, 
Mass.  He  removed  before  1790  to  Quaker  Hill,  in  the  town  of 
PawHng,  Dutchess  County,  N,  Y,  where  he  married  Anna  Slocum, 
daughter  of  Humphrey  Slocum  of  Pawling,  N,  Y,  George  Kirby 
died  Dec.  28,  183 1,  in  Pawling,  N.  Y.  His  wife,  Anna,  died  Oct., 
1828,  in  Pawling,  N,  Y,  Children  born  in  Pawling: 

i,  Humphrey  Kirby,  b, ;  d,  Oct,,  1826,    Not  married. 

ii.  William  Kirby,  b,  ;  d.  Oct,  23,  1835,  in  Pough- 

keepsie,  N.  Y, ;  m,  Clarissa  Baldwin. 

39.  iii.  Clark  Kirby,  b,  Feb.  20,  1794;  m.  Charlotte  Hungerford. 

40.  iv.  Uriah  Kirby,  b.  April  4,  1797;  m,  Phoebe  Grow. 

41.  V.  Gideon  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  2y,  1799;  m,  Rebecca  Jane  Hun- 

gerford. 

42.  vi.  Hannah  Kirby,  b.  Sept,  30,   1801;  m.  Jonathan  Akin 

Taber. 

vii.  Amy  Kirby,  b, ;  d.  Sept.,  1866.    Not  married. 

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I,  Anthony  Slocum,  who  is  thought  to  have  come  from  Co. 
Somerset,  England,  was  one  of  the  first  purchasers  of  Cohasset, 
now  Taunton,  Mass.,  in  1639;  was  also  one  of  the  first  purchasers 
of  Dartmouth,  Mass.  lie  removed  to  Dartmouth  with  Ralph 
Russell,  and  settled  near  Russell's  Mills,  in  the  township  of  Dart- 
mouth. His  wife  is  believed  to  have  been  a  sister  of  William 
Harv^ey  of  Taunton,  Mass.,  by  whom  he  had:  Giles;  Edward; 
a  daughter,  who  married  John  (?)  Gilbert;  John,  b.  1642;  d.  1657. 

II.  Giles  Slocum,  eldest  son  of  Anthony,  settled  early  at  Ports- 
mouth, R.  I.,  where  he  was  made  freeman  in  1655,  and  where  he 
died  about  1683.  His  will  was  dated  March,  1682-83.  His  wife, 
Joan,  died  Aug.  31,  1679.  Children:  Joanna,  b.  Ivlay  16,  1642, 
m.  Jacob  IMott;  John,  b.  May  26,  1645,  m.  Meribah  Parker; 
Giles,  b.  March  25,  1647,  m.  Anne  Lawton;  Ebenezer,  b.  March 
25,  1650,  m.  Mary  Thurston;  Nathaniel,  b.  Dec.  25,   1652,  m. 

Hannah  ;  Rev.  Peleg,  b.  Aug.  17,  1654;  d.  1733,  m.,  1680, 

Mary  Holder,  b.  July  16,  1661 ;  d.  July  20,  1737,  dau.  of  Christopher 
Holder;  Samuel;  Mary,  b.  July  3,  1660,  m.  Abraham  Tucker; 
Eliezer,  b.  Dec.  25,  1664,  m.  Eliphel  Fitzgerald. 

HI.  Eliezer  Slocum,  youngest  son  of  Giles,  born  Dec.  25,  1664, 
in  Portsmouth,  R.  L;  removed  to  Dartmouth,  ^Mass.,  before  1684, 
where  he  died  in  1737,  leaving  a  large  estate.  He  married  Eliphel 
Fitzgerald. 

IV.  Eliezer  Slocum  of  Dartmouth,  son  of  the  preceding,  born 
Jan.  20,  1693-94,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.;  married,  July  20,  17 16, 
widow  Deborah  (Smith)  Howland,  bom  May  13,  1695,  daughter 
of  Deliverance  and  Mary  Smith,  and  granddaughter  of  John 
Smith  and  Ruhamah  Kirby.  He  died  in  1739,  leaving  a  great 
estate. 

V.  Humphrey  Slocum  of  Pawling,  N.  Y.,  youngest  son  of 
Eliezer,  born  Feb.  18,  1730,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.;  married,  Dec. 
9,  1757,  Amy  Chase,  born  Dec.  6,  1734,  daughter  of  Nathan 
CTiase  and  Elizabeth  Shaw.  He  removed  to  Pawling,  N.  Y., 
where  he  died  in  1790.] 


39.  Gark^  Kirby  (George*,  Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard^,  Richard^  of  Pawling,  N.  Y.,  born  Feb.  20,  1794,  in 
Pawling,  N.  Y.;  married,  Feb.  16,  1834,  Charlotte  Hungerford, 
born  Nov.  28,  181 1,  daughter  of  Beach  Hungerford  and  Rebecca 
Baldwin,  both  of  New  Milford,  Ct.  He  died  Aug.  21,  1881,  in 
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DESCENDANTS  OF  RICHARD  KIRBY 

Pawling,  N.  Y.    Charlotte,  his  widow,  died  Feb.  i8,  1894.       Chil- 
dren born  in  Pawling: 

i.  Caroline  Amy  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  Dec.  16,  1893;  m.,  June  7, 

1859,  George  Miller.    They  had  three  children:    George, 
Clark,  and  Alice. 

ii.  Helen  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  June  3,  1858,  William  A.  Taber, 

son  of  George  P.  and  Helen  Taber.     He  died  Feb,   14, 
1859.     His  widow  now  resides  in  Burlington,  N.  J.     No 
children, 
iii.  Fanny  Kirby. 

40.  Uriah^  Kirby  (George",  Wesson',  Nathaniel^  Robert^ 
Richard^,  Richard^)  of  Pawling,  N.  Y.,  born  April  4,  1797,  in 
Pawling,  N.  Y. ;  married,  Nov.  2t„  1821,  Phoebe  Grow,  born  Feb. 
10,  1805,  daughter  of  Solomon  Grow  of  Pawling.  He  died  Nov. 
7,  1855,  in  Pawling,  N.  Y.  Phoebe,  his  widow,  died  Oct.  14,  1865. 
Children  born  in  Pawling: 

43.  i.  William  Kirby,  b.  April  3,  1827;  m.  Mary  A.  Bassett. 
ii.  George  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  25,  1829. 

44.  iii.  Solomon  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  2,  1830;  m.  Susan  Sisson. 
iv.  A  daughter,  b.  1832;  d.  soon. 

V.  John  Bradley  Kirby,  b.  July  10,  1834. 
vi.  Amelia  A.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  19,  1836;  d.  July  11,  1866, 
in  Amenia,  N.  Y.;  m.,  May  15,  1863,  Walter  Stocking 
of  Pine  Plains,  N.  Y.,  and  had  one  child,  Kirby,  who 
died  young. 
vii.  Amy  Kirby,  b.  June  10,  1839;  d.  young. 

43.  William^  Kirby  (Uriah%  George",  Wesson',  Nathaniel*, 
Robert^  Richa^d^  Richard^,  born  April  3,  1827,  in  Pawling, 
N.  Y.;  married,  Nov,  15,  1848,  Mary  A.  Bassett,  born  Dec.  21, 
1827,  in  Amenia,  N.  Y.,  daughter  of  Joseph  Bassett  and  Mira 
Rose,  both  of  Amenia,  N.  Y,  They  are  now  living  in  New  York 
City. 

[Joseph  Bassett,  born  Jan,  21,  1796,  was  the  son  of  Joseph 
Bassett  and  Mary  (Steele?).  His  wife,  born  Feb.  24,  1805,  was 
the  daughter  of Rose  and  Johanna  Reed,  and  the  grand- 
daughter of  Captain  James  Reed  and  Johanna  Castle.  Captain 
James  Reed  was  one  of  the  earliest  settlers  of  Amenia,  N.  Y.] 
Children  of  William  Kirby  and  Mary  Bassett: 

i.  Joseph  Bassett  Kirby,  M.D.,  b.  Feb,  9,  1852;  m.,  Sept.  4, 
1881,  Kate  Casey,  who  died  Jan.  5,  1890.     He  married 
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(2),  July,  1890,  Jane  Donaliuc.  He  is  a  physician,  and 
is  now  practising  his  profession  in  New  York  City. 
Children  by  his  first  wife: 

1.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  June  22,  1883. 

2.  Gertrude  Kirby,  b.  Sept,  12,  1884;  d.  Feb.  22,  1891. 

3.  Grace  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  20,  1888. 
ii.  L.  Belle  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  22,,  1864. 

44.  Solomon^  Kirby  (Uriah^  George®,  Wesson',  Nathaniel*, 
Robert^  Richard^,  Richard^)  of  Sharon,  Ct.,  born  Dec.  2,  1830, 
in  Pawling,  N.  Y.;  married,  Sept.  14,  1853,  Susan  Sisson,  born 
Sept.  19,  1834,  in  Washington,  Dutchess  County,  N.  Y.,  daugh- 
ter of  Job  Sisson  and  Abigail  Haight,  both  of  Washington,  N.  Y. 
He  removed  in  1879  to  Sharon,  Ct.,  where  he  is  now  the  pro- 
prietor of  the  "  Sharon  Inn."  Children: 

i.  Amy  Kirby,  b.  July  9,  1855,  in  Pine  Plains,  N.  Y.;  m.,  Dec. 

28,  1880,  George  O.  Cole  of  New  York  City;  no  children. 

ii.  John  J.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  14,  1862,  in  Millbrook,  N.  Y.;  d. 

Sept.,  1866,  in  Amenia,  N.  Y. 
iii.  George  S.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  31,  1875,  in  Brooklyn. 

41.  Gideon^  Kirby  (George^  Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Pawling,  N.  Y,,  born  Jan.  27,  1799,  in 
Pawling,  N.  Y. ;  married,  Dec.  i,  1831,  Rebecca  Jane  Hunger- 
ford,  born  March  25,  1802,  daughter  of  Beach  Hungerford  of 
Sherman,  Ct.,  and  Rebecca  Baldwin  of  New  Milford,  Ct.  Gideon 
Kirby  died  March  21,  1852,  in  Pawling,  N.  Y.  Rebecca,  his 
widow,  died  Jan.  19,  1868,  in  Pawling,  N.  Y. 

[Rebecca  Baldwin,  born  March  27,  1779,  in  New  Milford,  Ct., 
was  the  daughter  of  Simeon  Baldwin  of  New  Milford,  Ct.  (born 
Jan.  14,  1724;  died  June  7,  180S,  son  of  Ebenezer  Baldwin),  and 
Rebecca  Buck,  who  were  married  Jan.  4,  1764.] 
Children  born  in  Pawling: 
i.  George  Beach  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  15,  1835;  d.  May  23,  1883,  in 
Burlington,  N.  J.;  m.,  June  i,  1859,  Fanny  Cornelia  Havi- 
land,  b.  1840  in  Pawling,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of  W,  H.  Haviland- 
and  Eliza  Caroline  Sill  of  Patterson,  N.  Y.    He  was  Cap- 
tain of  Company  I,  Forty-seventh  Regiment  N.  Y.  Vol- 
unteers, during  the  Civil  W'ar.    He  was  in  several  battles, 
and  on  one  occasion  led  his  regiment  into  action  in  the 
absence  of  the  colonel;  was  wounded  and  taken  prisoner; 
was  imprisoned  at  Charleston  and  Columbia,  S.  C,  and 
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aftenvard  in  Libby  prison  at  Richmond,  Va.,  from  whence 
he  was  exchanged,  and  served  until  the  expiration  of  the 
war.         Children : 

1.  Frederick  G.  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  24,  i860;  m.,  1S93,  in 

Poiighkeepsie,  N.  Y.,  Sarah  Miller.     He  is  now 
living  in  Srai  Diego,  Cal.    No  children. 

2.  Carrie  Emma  Kirby,  b.  May  12,  1866;  m.,  July  3, 

1890,  in  Germantown,  Pa.,  Edward  Janvier  Doug- 
las, b,  1869  in  New  Castle,  Del.,  son  of  Armour 
Douglas  and  Emma  Janvier.     He  died  Oct.  31, 
1890.     No  children. 
ii.  Rebecca  Ann  Kirby,  b.  July  i,  1838;  d.  April  19,  1841. 
iii.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  June  3,   1840;  m..  May  28,  1878,  Robert 

Wood  Wain  of  Burlington,  N.  J.     No  children. 
iv.  John  William  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  13,  1843;  d.  Nov.  13,  1875. 
V.  Charles  Henry  Kirby,  b.  April  22,  1845;  m.,  July  28,  1874, 
Mary  Trowbridge,  dati.  of  N.  C.  Trowbridge  and  Phcebe 
Wilkinson.    He  is  now  residing  in  Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y. 
No  children. 
vi.  Clark  Baldwin  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  6,  1847;  d.  Feb.  29,  1896; 
not  married. 

42.     Hannah'  Kirby  (George^  Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard-,  Richard^),  born  Sept.  30,   1801,  in  Pawling,   N.   Y.; 
married,  in   1830,  Jonathan  Akin  Taber,  born  ]\Iarch  7,   1795, 
son  of  William  Taber  (son  of  Thomas  Taber  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.) 
and  Martha  Akin,  daughter  of  Jonathan  Akin  and  Lilias  Ferris. 
She  died  Dec.  25,  1832,  in  Pawling,  N.  Y.    Jonathan  A.  Taber 
died  April  18,  1868,  in  Pawling,  N.  Y. 
Children  bom  in  Pawling: 
i.  George  Kirby  Taber,  b.  Feb.  5,  1822;  m.,  Oct.  13,  1845, 
Charlotte  Field,  b.  Jan.  16,  1826,  dau.  of  Comfort  Field 
and  Polly  Crane.     He  lives  in  Pawling,  N..  Y.         Chil- 
dren born  in  Pawling: 

I.  Gilbert  Field  Taber,  b.  Sept.  16,  1846;  d.  Aug.  5, 
1889;  m..  May  13,  1868,  Mary  Burr  Allen,  dau. 
of  Alexander  Allen  and  Harriet  Cowl.  Chil- 

dren: (i)  Harriet  Allen,  b.  June  10,  1872;  (2) 
Hannah  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  26,  1873;  (3)  George 
Kirby,  b.  Sept.  i,  1875;  d.  Jan.  17,  1879;  (4)  Lot- 
tie, b.  July  26,  1880;  d.  March  26,  1882;  (5)  Mary 
Allen,  b.  Jan.  3,  1883. 
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2.  Hannah  Kirbv  Taber,  b.  Jan.  2,  1850;  d.  Oct.  16, 

1871. 

3.  Martha  Ann  Taber,  b.  Feb.  15,  1857. 

4.  AUcia  Hopkins  Taber,  b.  April  6,  1859. 

5.  Charlotte  Field  Taber,  b.  July  5,  1861 ;  d.  Feb.  22,, 

1880. 
ii.  Martha  Ann  Taber,  b.  Nov.  11,  1824;  d.  Oct.  i,  1853;  m., 
Oct.  15,  1845,  William  H.  Akin  of  New  York  City,  b. 
Jan.  29,  1821,  in  Pawling,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Albro  Akin  and 
Jemima  Thorne  Jacacks.  Children: 

1.  Albro  Akin,  b.  April  3,   1847;  m.,  Jan.  25,   1876, 

Emma  Read  of  New  York  City,  dau.  of  Thomas 
B.  Read  and  Mary  Pickard.  Children:    (i) 

Helen,  b.  June  14,  1877;  (2)  Albert  John,  b.  Nov. 
12,  1882. 

2.  Amy  Akin,  b.  March  28,  1850;  m.,  Jan.,  1878,  Ben- 

jamin Aymar  Sands  of  New  York  City. 

21.  Wesson®  Kirby  (Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert^  Richard^, 
Richard^)  of  Dartmouth,  Ivlass.,  born  April  15,  1759;  married, 
Dec.  8,  1802  (Westport  record),  Joanna  Craw,  born  June  20, 
1777,  daughter  of  Sherman  and  Hannah  Craw,  and  grand- 
daughter of  Richard  and  Joanna  Craw  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.  He 
was  a  farmer,  and  lived  in  that  part  of  Dartmouth  which  is  now 
South  Dartmouth.  His  farm  was  situated  where  the  present 
summer  resort  of  Nonquit  now  stands.  He  died  Dec.  4,  1839. 
Joanna,  his  widow,  died  June  2,  1851. 

Children  born  in  Westport  (family  Bible  of  Wesson  Kirby): 
i.  Mary  C.  Kirby,  b.  April  20,  1803;  m.,  Oct.  10,  1826,  in 
Dartmouth,  her  cousin,  Avary  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  13,  1792, 
son  of  Luthan  Kirby  of  Westport.  Avary  Kirby  died 
June  5,  185 1,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.  She  is  still  living 
(1898)  in  New  Bedford,  Mass.  For  her  descendants,  see 
page  294. 
ii.  Amy  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  28,  1805;  m.,  Feb.  6,  1845,  as  second 

wife,  Benjamin  S.  Anthony. 
iii.  Hannah  Kirby,  b.  March  24,  1807;  d.  Sept.  11,  1843;  m., 
July  4,   1827,  Benjamin  S.  Anthony  of  Dartmouth,  b. 
Sept.  21,  1794;  d.  Sept.  26,  1882.  Children  born  in 

Dartmouth: 

I.  Job  Anthony,  b.  Nov.  7,   1828;  m.,  Feb.  2,   i860, 
Susan  Crapo,  b.  April  9,  1838,  dau.  of  Isaac  and 
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Ruth    Crapo.      He   is   a   farmer   in   Dartmouth, 
Mass.     One  son:    (i)  Frederick  S.,  b.  Sept.  21, 
1862;  d.  I^Iarch  20,  1883. 
2.  Cynthia  Anthony,  b.   Oct.    16,    1836;   m.,  Dec.   6, 
1870,  her  second  cousin,  Benjamin  H.  Kirby,  b. 
Jan.  14,  1823,  son  of  Jonathan  Kirby.     No  chil- 
dren, 
iv.  Cynthia  Kirby,  b.  July  24,  1810;  d.  Oct.  12,  1895;  m.  (i), 
Jan.  2,  1836,  Capt.  Thomas  Hammond  of  New  Bedford, 
b.  Oct.  3,  1799;  d.  July  27,  1847.     He  was  a  successful 
captain   of  whaling  vessels.     She  married   (2),   Nov.   7, 
1850,  John  M.  Taber,  a  manufacturer  of  New  Bedford. 
Children  by  her  first  husband: 

1.  Thomas  H.  Hammond,  b.  June  30,  1840;  d.  April 

5,  1884. 

2.  Hannah  E.  Hammond,  b.  Jan.  4,  1845;  not  married. 


22.  Elihu«  Kirby  (Wesson^,  Nathaniel*,  Robert',  Richard*, 
Richard^  of  Canaan,  N.  Y.,  born  June  13,  1761,  in  Westport, 
Mass.;  married,  June  15,  1786  (Dartmouth  record),  Patience  Gif- 
ford,  born  Oct.  21,  1762,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  daughter  of  Will- 
iam and  Patience  Gifford  of  Dartmouth.  He  removed,  about 
1794,  to  Easton,  Washington  County,  N.  Y.,  and  in  1803  to 
Canaan,  Columbia  County,  N.  Y.  Here  he  was  engaged  in  farm- 
ing until  his  death,  Oct.  28,  181 1.  Patience  Gifford  Kirby  died 
March  10,  1825. 

[William  Gififord  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  born  June  29,  1722,  in 
Dartmouth,  was  the  son  of  Christopher  Gifford,  Jr.,  of  Dartmouth 
and  Mary  Borden,  who  were  married  June  6,  1721.  Christopher 
Gifford,  Jr.,  born  April  15,  1698,  was  the  son  of  Christopher  Gif- 
ford, born  July  16,  1658;  died  March  22,  1748,  and  grandson  of 
William  Gifford  of  Sandwich,  Mass.] 

Children  of  Elihu  and  Patience  Kirby: 

45.  i.  John  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  24,  1787,  in  Westport,  Mass.;  m. 

Freelove  Lyon. 

46.  ii.  Wesson  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  27,  1792,  in  Westport,  Tvlass.;  m. 

Betsy  Wadsworth. 

47.  iii.  William  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  10,  1796,  in  Easton,  N.  Y.;  m. 

(i)  Roxy  Preston;  m.  (2)  Jane  Dickson. 

48.  iv.  Micajah   Kirby,  b.   Sept.  20,    1798,  in  Easton,  N.  Y.; 

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49.  V.  Elihu  Kirby,  b.  May  13,  1801,  in  Easton,  N.  Y.;  m.  Mary 

Wheeler. 

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with  EHhu;  m.  John  Knight. 

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ard^, Richard^)  of  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.,  bom  Oct.  24,  1787,  in 
Westport,  Mass.;  married,  Dec,  24,  1809,  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y., 
Freelove  Lyon,  born  Feb.  i,  1793,  daughter  of  Thomas  and 
Armenia  Lyon  of  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.  He  was  a  famier  in  New 
Lebanon,  Columbia  County,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died  Dec.  28,  1869. 
Freelove,  his  widow,  died  Feb.  25,  188 1,  in  East  Chatham,  N.  Y. 
Children  born  in  New  Lebanon: 

i.  Mary  Ann  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  23,  1810;  d.  Dec.  11,  181 1. 
ii.  Elihu  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  27,  18 12,  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y. 
He  was  a  merchant,  and  died  March   15,  1885,  in 
East  Chatham,  N.  Y.     Not  married. 
iii.  Thomas  Kirby,  b.  July  23,    1815,   in   New   Lebanon, 
N.  Y.     In  1836  he  entered  the  ministry,  and  was  a 
member  of  the  Troy  conference  of  the  ]\L  E.  Church 
until  his  death.    He  died  July  10,  1846,  in  Granville, 
Washington  County,  N.  Y.     Not  married. 
iv.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  18,  1818;  d.  Sept.  17,  i860.     Not 

married. 
V.  Patience  Kirby,  b.  April  26,  1820;  m.,  Jan,  19,  1847, 
Lewis  J.  Haight,  b.  Jan.  29,  1818,  son  of  Jonathan 
and  Mary  Haight  of  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y,     They 
removed  in  1878  to  Kalamazoo,  Mich.        Children: 

1.  Jonathan  Haight,  b.  Nov.  10,  1847;  d.  May  13, 

1859. 

2.  Clara  C.  Haight,  b,  ^lay  6,  1849. 

3.  Sarah  Haight,  b,  Aug.   15,  1850;  m..  Sept,  i, 

1875,    William    J.    Kirby,  son    of    William 

Kirby  and  Jane  Dickson.  See  subsequent 
page. 

51.  vi.  William  Giflford  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  22,  1822;  m.  Rhoda 

Swetland. 

52.  vii.  John  Wesley  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  5,  1824;  m.  Mary  Howland. 

53.  viii.  Samuel  Howe  Kirby,  b.  March  28,  1827;  m.  Maria  Coit. 

ix.  George  Kirby,  b.  May  i,  1830;  d.  June  30,  1834, 

54.  X.  Adam  Clark  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  23,  1833  I  m-  Lucy  Campbell, 

55.  xi.  Catherine  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  25,  1835;  m.  Henry  D,  Jones. 

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51.  William  Gifford^  Kirby  (John^  Elihu«,  Wesson',  Na- 
thaniel*, Robert^,  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Galesburg-,  Mich.,  born 
Aug.  22,  1822,  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.;  married,  Sept.  15,  1S46, 
in  Saratoga,  N.  Y.,  Rhoda  Swetland,  born  Jan.  26,  1828,  daughter 
of  David  Swetland  and  Pamelia  Rowland,  both  of  Clifton  Park, 
Saratoga  County,  N.  Y.  He  was  engaged  in  mercantile  pursuits 
at  Clifton  Park,  N.  Y.,  until  1858,  when  he  removed  to  Charles- 
ton, Mich.  He  is  now  residing  in  Galesburg,  Mich.,  engaged  in 
farming.  Children: 

i.  Silas  S.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  26,  1847;  d.  Sept.  15,  1851. 
ii.  Pamelia  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  3,  1849;  d.  Sept.  28,  1851. 
iii.  Pamelia  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  28,  1852,  in  Clifton  Park,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  Dec.  18,  1872,  Henry  D.  Upjohn,  M.D.,  b.  July  22, 
1843,  son  of  Dr.  Uriah  Upjohn  of  Kalamazoo,  Mich.,  and 
Maria  2^Iills.  Children  born  in  Kalamazoo: 

1.  Lawrence  Northcote  Upjohn,  b.  Dec.  16,  1873. 

2.  Ida  Rowena  Upjohn,  b.  Jan.  6,  1877;  ^-  Feb.  3,  1885. 

3.  William  Kirby  Upjohn,  b.  March  4,  1878. 

4.  Uriah  Carlyle  L-pjohn,  b.  Sept.  23,  1879. 

5.  Hubert  Standard  Upjohn,  b.  Jan.  4,  1881. 

6.  Donald  Henry  Upjohn,  b.  March  3,  1884. 

iv.  William  S.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  25,  1857,  in  Crescent,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  July  5,  1876,  Alice  Louisa  Wightman,  b.  Feb.  2y, 
1858,  dau.  of  Dr.  George  Wightman  of  Galesburg,  Mich., 
and  Mary  Crandall.  Children: 

1.  William  G.  Kirby,  b.  June  5,  1879,  in  Galesburg, 

Mich. 

2.  George  Wightman  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  10,  1881. 

3.  Harold  Eli^Kirby,  b.  Oct.  15,  1883. 

4.  Nina  Isabelle  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  11,  1886. 
V.  Mary  S.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  23,  1862. 

62.  John  Wesley^  Kirby  Qohn^  Elihu«,  Wesson',  Nathaniel*, 
Robert^  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Charleston,  Mich.,  born  Oct.  5, 
1824,  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.;  married,  Jan.  28,  1852,  Mary 
Rowland,  born  July  28,  1830,  in  Half  Moon,  N.  Y.,  daughter  of 
Knowlton  Howland  of  Mechanicsville,  Saratoga  County,  N.  Y., 
and  Susan  Marshall  of  Schuylerville,  N.  Y.  He  resided  in  New 
Lebanon  until  1870,  when  he  removed  to  Charleston,  Kalamazoo 
County,  Mich.,  where  he  is  now  engaged  in  farming.  He  rep- 
resented his  district  in  the  State  Legislature,  1888-90.  Children: 
i.  Arzelia  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  22,  1855,  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.; 
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m.,  May  6,  iSSo,  S.  Olin  Spier  of  Galesburg,  Mich.,  b. 

Nov.  25,  1845,  son  of  Samuel  Spier  and  Hannah  Paton, 

both  of  Galesburg,  Mich.    One  child: 

I.  Viva  F.  Spier,  b.  May  25,  1881,  in  Charlotte,  Mich. 
ii.  Marion  Freclove  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  13,  i860,  in  New  Lebanon, 

N.  Y. 
iii.  Alice  M.  Kirby,  b.  April  30,  1864,  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.; 

m.,  April  30,  1890,  William  E.  Ely,  M.D.,  b.  March  6, 

1861,  son  of  Joseph  E.   Ely  and  Elizabeth  Driffield  of 

New  York  City.    They  are  now  living  in  Ocheyedan,  la. 

No  children. 
iv.  Elbert  L.  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  25,  1874,  in  Charleston,  Mich. 

53.  Samuel  Howe^  Kirby  (John\  Elihu^  Wesson',  Nathaniel*, 
Roberts  Richard^,  Richard^)  of  Cleveland,  O.,  born  March  28, 
1827,  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y. ;  married  (i),  July  2,  1856,  Maria 
Coit,  born  July  27,  1830,  daughter  of  Henry  H.  Coit  and  ^Liry 
Breed  of  Cleveland,  O.  Maria  Coit  Kirby  died  Sept.  14,  1876, 
and  he  married  (2),  March  2S,  1880,  Elizabeth  Coit,  the  sister  of 
his  first  wife.  Samuel  H.  Kirby  was  for  a  number  of  years  in  the 
firm  of  Condit  &  Co.  of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  He  removed  in  i860 
to  Cleveland,  O.,  and  engaged  in  farming  near  the  city.  In  1864 
he  returned  to  New  York  City,  and  engaged  in  the  tea  and  cofifee 
business,  at  first  with  the  firm  of  P.  Reid  &  Co.,  and  later  in  the 
firm  of  Fisher,  Kirby  &  Brown.  He  returned  in  1870  to  Qeve- 
land,  where  he  continued  in  the  same  business  until  1876,  when 
he  retired  permanently.  He  died  Nov.  i,  1880,  in  Cleveland,  O., 
leaving  one  child  by  his  first  wife: 

i.  Henry  Coit  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  21,  i860,  in  Cleveland,  O.;  m., 
Oct.  12,  1886,  in  Cleveland,  O.,  Eleanor  Wright,  b.  June 
I,  1865,  dau.  of  Edward  P.  Wright  of  Cleveland,  O.,  and 
Mary  Herdman.  She  died  April  26,  1896.  Henry  C.  Kirby 
is  a  member  of  the  GofT,  Kirby  Coal  Company  of  Cleve- 
land, O.  Children  born  in  Qeveland,  O. : 

1.  Edward  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  13,  1887;  d.  Jan.  16,  1887. 

2.  Henry  Wright  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  11,  1888. 

3.  Eleanor  Herdman  Kirby,  b.  June  19,  1891. 

54.     Adam  Clark^  Kirby  (John^,  Elihu',  Wesson',  Nathaniel*, 

Robert',  Richard^,  Richard^)  of  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.,  born  Feb. 

23,  1833;  married,  Jan.  26,  1859,  Lucy  Campbell,  born  July  27, 

1837,  daughter  of  John  Campbell  and  Epherina  Herrick,  both 

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of  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.  He  was  a  farmer  in  New  Lebanon,  and 
was  highly  respected  by  the  community  in  which  he  Uved.  He 
remained  on  the  old  homestead  where  he  was  born,  and  where 
he  died  Aug,  ii,  1894. 

Children  born  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y. : 
i.  Charles  C.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  14,  1862;  d.  Dec.  10,  1876. 
ii.  Mary  Ella  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  31,  1867;  m.,  Oct.  9,  1889,  Abra- 
ham Lincoln  Sherman,  b.  Jan.  15,  1864,  son  of  Benoni 
Sherman  and  Martha  Waterbury,  both  of  New  Lebanon, 
N.  Y.     Dr.  A.  L.  Sherman  is  a  physician,'  and  is  now 
practising  his  profession  in  New  York  City.    One  child: 
I.  Alice  Elena  Sherman,  b.  June  26,  1893. 

55.  Catherine^  Kirby  (John^,  Elihu^  Wesson',  Nathaniel*, 
Robe^t^  Richard-,  Richard'),  born  Aug.  25,  1835,  in  New  Leba- 
non, N.  Y. ;  married,  Feb.  18,  1863,  Dr.  Henry  D.  Jones,  son  of 
William  Jones  of  Granville,  Mass.  (born  Jan.  4,  1794,  son  of  Ben- 
jamin Jones  of  Tisbury,  Mass.),  and  Lucy  Belle  Dresser.  Dr. 
Henry  D.  Jones  resided  until  1892  in  East  Qiatham,  N.  Y.,  when 
he  removed  with  his  family  to  Duluth,  Minn.  Children  born 

in  East  Qiatham: 

i.  Kirby  Jones,  b.  Feb.  25,  1871.  He  graduated  from  Cornell 
University  in  1893,  and  is  at  present  engaged  in  teaching 
in  Minnesota.  The  compiler  is  indebted  to  him  for  most 
of  the  account  of  the  descendants  of  Elihu  Kirby. 
ii.  Henry  Elihu  Jones,  b.  Dec.  8,  1876.  He  is  in  the  Bureau 
of  Steam  Engineering,  Navy  Department,  at  Washing- 
ton, D.  C. 

46.     Wesson^   Kirby   (Elihu^   Wesson^   Nathaniels   Robert', 
Richard^,  Richard^)  of  Canaan,  N.  Y.,  born  Feb.  2"],  17^2,  in 
Westport,  Mass.;  married,  Dec.  14,  1814,  Betsy  Wadsworth.    He 
lived  and  died  in  Canaan,  N.  Y.      Children  born  in  Canaan,  N.  Y.: 
i.  Mariette  Kirby,  b.  Jan.   14,   1817;  m.,  Feb.   14,   1838,  in 
Canaan,  N.  Y.,  Ebenezer  Jenison,  b.  Feb.  28,  181 5,  son  of 
Maverick  Jenison  of  Chatham  Center,  N.  Y.,  and  Eliza- 
beth Leonard  of  Binghamton,  N.  Y.  Children  bom 
in  Chatham  Center: 

1.  Mary  E.  Jenison,  b.  Sept.  7,  1839;  "^-j  Sept.  20,  1857, 

Francis  C.  Penny. 

2.  George  Jenison,  b.  May  9,  1843. 

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3.  Caroline  S.  Jenison,  b.  July  14,  1848. 

4.  A.  Augusta  Jenison,  b.  Jan.  8,  1852;  m.,  March  19, 

1873,  in  Canaan,  N.  Y.,  Jones  Wilcox,  son  of 
Sidney  Wilcox  and  Jane  Ann  Jones  of  Chatham, 
N,  Y.  They  are  now  living  in  Canaan,  N.  Y. 
One  child:   (i)  Jay  W.,  b.  Feb.  27,  1875. 

5.  John  W.  Jenison,  b.  Dec.  16,  1855. 

ii.  Lucy  Ann  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  15,  1818;  m.,  Nov.  8,  1844,  Will- 
iam Campbell.  She  died  Dec.  8,  1892,  in  Chatham  Center, 
N.  Y.  Children  born  in  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y. : 

1.  Emma  J.  Campbell,  b.  Dec.   13,  1846;  m.,  Jan.  7, 

1872,  David  Bigelow.  She  died  Aug.  22,  1877, 
in  West  Lebanon,  N.  Y.     No  children. 

2.  Anna  Cornelia  Campbell,  b.  i\Iarch   17,   1856;  m., 

Dec.  22,  1880,  in  East  Chatham,  N.  Y.,  Edward 
Moore,  born  in  Rayville,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Walter 
Moore  and  Lovina  Thomson.  They  are  now  liv- 
ing in  Hillsdale,  Mich.  Children:  (i)  William 
C,  b.  March  17,  1882;  (2)  Weaker  E.,  b.  March 
17,  1882,  twin;  (3)  John  A.,  b.  July  30,  1884. 
iii.  William  Perry  Kirby,  b.  July  15,  1825;  d.  1880;  m.,  1848, 

Sarah   Sophia   Campbell,   b.   Sept.,    1827,   dau.   of  John 

Campbell.  Children: 

1.  Edward  Perpy-  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  22,  1853;  m.,  Feb.  i, 

1874,  Leta  B.  Pratt,  b.  Aug.  12,  1853,  dau.  of 
Hosea  B.  and  Mary  R.  Pratt.  They  are  now  liv- 
ing in  East  Chatham,  N.  Y.  They  have  one  child: 
(i)  Perry  W.,  b.  March  3,  1881. 

2.  William  J.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  25,  1858;  m.,  Nov.  25, 

1880,  Mary  Elizabeth  Preston,  b.  March  22, 
1859,  dau.  of  Jay  N.  Preston  of  East  Chatham, 
N.  Y.,  and  Martha  J.  Barnes  of  Housatonic, 
"  Mass.  They  are  now  living  in  East  Chatham, 
N.  Y.  One  child:  (i)  Neliie  May,  b.  Jan.  27, 
1882. 

47.  William^  Kirby  (Elihu«,  WessonS  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard^  Richard*)  of  Otsego  County,  N.  Y.,  born  Aug.  10, 
1796,  in  Easton,  Washington  County,  N.  Y.;  married  (i),  Oct. 
29,  1816,  Roxy  Preston,  daughter  of  Obadiah  Preston  of  Chat- 
ham, N.  Y.  She  died  at  Milford,  N.  Y.,  Nov.  16,  1842,  aged 
forty-five.    He  married  (2),  Feb.  6,  1844,  Jane  Dickson  of  Cherry 

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\'alley,  N.  Y.,  who  died  July  26,  1854,  aged  forty-five;  and  he 
married  (3),  Oct.  14,  1S58,  at'Flybrook,  N.  Y.,  Sibyl  A.  Burhans, 
born  April  7,  1807,  daughter  of  Seth  Newell  and  widow  of  Aaron 
W,  Burhans.  William  Kirby  died  March  13,  1872,  at  Cherry 
Valley,  N.  Y.    His  widow,  Sibyl,  died  Feb.  13,  1875. 

[Jane  Dickson,  born  April  5,  1809;  died  July  26,  1854,  was  the 
daughter  of  Samuel  Dickson,  born  April  i,  1765  (son  of  William 
Dickson,  who  removed  from  Londonderry,  N.  H.,  to  Cherry 
Valley),  and  Eleanor  Campbell,  born  Nov.  11,  1770,  in  Cherry 
Valley,  daughter  of  Samuel  Campbell,  bom  1740  (son  of  James 
Campbell),  and  Jane  Cannon,  born  Jan.  i,  1743,  in  Co.  Antrim, 
Ireland.] 

Children  by  his  first  wife: 
i.  George  Kirby,  b.  April  5,  1817,  in  Westford,  Otsego  County, 
N.  Y.;  m.,  Jan.  29,  1846,  Catherine  Chaffee,  b.  Jan.  29, 
1823,  dau.  of  Ebenezer  and  Phila  Chaffee  of  Cheshire, 
Berkshire  County,  Mass.  They  are  now  living  in  Oneonta, 
N.  Y.  Children: 

1.  George  Farnum  Kirby,  b.  ]May  8,  1849;  d.  Feb.  4, 

1851. 

2.  Preston  jM.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  21,  1854;  d.  April  17, 

1877,  at  Hartwick,  N.  Y. 

3.  Cornelia  Achsah  Kirby,  b.  June  i,  i860;  d.  Aug. 

8,  1862. 
ii,  Cornelia  Kirby,  b.  Nov,  23,  1825,  in  Westford,  N.  Y.;  m., 
Feb.   2,    1858,   Jesse   Sutliff   of   Cherry   Valley,    N.    Y. 
Children: 

1.  Julia  L.  Sutliff,  b.  Sept.  28,  1859. 

2.  William  K.  Sutliff,  b.  Nov.  5,  1861. 

iii.  Caroline  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  6,  1828,  in  Westford,  N.  Y.;.m., 
Oct.  4,  1853,  Silas  Alvin  Ferguson  of  Malone,  N.  Y.,  b. 
Sept.  15,  1825,  in  Springfield,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Silas  Fer- 
guson and  Elizabeth  Wilson,  both  of  Springfield,  N.  Y. 
They  are  now  living  in  Malone,  N.  Y.  Children: 

1.  Emma  Cornelia  Ferguson,  b.  Feb.  8,  1856,  in  Cherrv- 

Valley,  N.  Y.;  m.,  March  16,  1875,  Frank  Arnold 
of  Malone,  N.  Y.  He  died  Oct.  4,  1882.  Chil- 
dren born  in  Constable,  N.  Y.:  (i)  Caroline  L., 
b.  May  24,  1876;  (2)  Cornelia  B.,  b.  Nov.  10,  1878. 

2.  William    Kirby    Ferguson,    b.    July    31,    1861,    in 

Malone,  N.  Y.;  m.,  June  20,  1888,  in  Algona, 
la.,  Etta  L.  Call  of  Algona,  la.    He  is  now  cashier 

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of  the  First  National  Bank  of  Algona,  la.  One 
child:   (i)  Arthur  C,  b.  July  8,  1S90. 

3.  Charles   Hulbert   Ferg^uson,   b.   July    10,    1865,    in 

Malone,  N.  Y.;  m.,  Oct.  16,  1889,  Jane  J.  John- 
son of  Malone,  N.  Y.,  who  died  Feb.  12,  1893, 
leaving  one  child:  (i)  Floyd  F.,  b.  Feb.  2.  1893, 
He  married  (2),  Jan.  17,  1894,  Edna  Walker  of 
Malone,  N.  Y.,  by  whom  he  has  two  children: 
(2)  Eleanor  E.,  b.  Jan.  16,  1895;  (3)  Ruth  A., 
b.  Dec.  24,  1897. 

4.  George    Ferguson,   b.    Jan.   29,    1868,    in   Malone, 

N.  Y.;  d.  March  6,  1868. 

5.  John  J.  Ferguson,  b.  Nov.  8,  1869,  in  Malone,  N.  Y.; 

m.,  March  21,  1895,  Eunice  P.  Ay  res  of  Malone, 
N.  Y.     They  are  now  living  at  the  old  home- 
stead in  Malone,  N.  Y.     One  child:    (i)  Kirby 
A.,  b.  Feb.  13,  1896. 
Children  by  his  second  wife: 
iv.  William  J,  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  11,  18^5,  in  Milford,  N.  Y.;  m., 
Sept.  I,  1875,  Sarah  Haight,  b.  Aug.  15,  1850,  dau.  of 
Lewis  J.  Haight  and  Patience  Kirby  (dau.  of  John  Kirby 
of  New  Lebanon,  N.  Y.).    They  are  now  living  in  Kala- 
mazoo, Mich.  Children: 

1.  Lewis   Haight    Kirby,   b.   July   30,    1876,   in    New 

Lebanon,  N.  Y. 

2.  Ralph  Campbell  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  31,  1880,  in  Pa- 

vilion, Mich.;  d.  Sept.  20,  1889,  in  Kalamazoo, 

Mich. 
V.  Campbell  M.  Kirby,  b.  March  20,  1848;  d.  July  25,  1852. 
vi.  Emma  Jane  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  24,  1850;  d.  Dec.  5,  1871. 

48.  Micajah^  Kirby  (Elihu^  Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Rochester,  N.  Y.,  born  Sept.  20,  1798, 
in  Easton,  Washington  County,  N.  Y. ;  married,  Nov.  11,  1841, 
Lucretia  Whittaker,  who  died  Aug.  7,  1852.  The  early  part  of  his 
life  was  spent  in  Henrietta,  Monroe  County,  N.  Y.,  where  he  was 
engaged  in  mercantile  pursuits.  The  latter  part  of  his  life  was 
spent  in  Rochester,  N.  Y.,  where  he  died  March  28,  1882.  Chil- 
dren: 

i.  Almira  M.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  4,  1842,  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  April  15,  i860,  in  East  Brighton,  Monroe  County, 
N.  Y.,  Joseph  H.  Richardson.  Children: 

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1.  William  K.  Richardson,  b.  Aug.  14,  1863,  in  Chili, 

N.  Y.;  d.  March  28.  1894,  in  Rochester,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  Nov.  18,  1885,  at  Harrison,  O.,  Susan  A. 
Rittenhouse.  She  died  in  1890,  and  he  married 
(2),  Oct.,  1891,  at  Chili,  N.  Y.,  Dorothy  Cool- 
ridge.  Children  by  his  second  wife:  (i)  Ralph 
K.,  b.  May  3,  1893,  in  Rochester,  N.  Y.;  (2)  Allie 
W.,  b.  Oct.  25,  1894. 

2.  David  H.  Richardson,  b.  Nov.  2^,  1865;  d.  1866. 

3.  Isabella  Richardson,  b.  April  25,  1867;  d.  1867. 

4.  Lucretia   Richardson,   b.   April   25,    1867,   twin;   d. 

Feb.  3,  1869. 

5.  Ralph  M.  Richardson,  b.  May  13,  1870. 

6.  Micajah  W.  Richardson,  b.  Oct.  30,  1874. 

ii.  Henrietta  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  16,  1844,  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y.;  d. 

June  9,  1846. 
iii.  William  Whittaker  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  9,  1845,  i"  Henrietta, 
N.  Y.;  d.  Jan.  31,  1869,  in  St.  Augustine,  Fla. 

49.  Elihu^  Kirby  (Elihu«,  Wesson^,  Nathaniels  Robert', 
Richards  Richard')  of  Henrietta,  N.  Y.,  born  May  13,  1801,  in 
Easton,  Washington  County,  N.  Y.;  married.  May  9,  1831,  at 
Saratoga,  N.  Y.,  Mary  V.  Wheeler,  born  April  11,  1808,  in  Canaan, 
N.  Y,  Elihu  Kirby  died  Feb.  24,  1866,  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y.  Mar>', 
his  widow,  died  at  Henrietta,  N.  Y.,-  June  3,  1898.  Children: 

i,  Josephine  E.  Kirby,  b.  March  15,  1832,  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y.; 

m.,  Sept.  5,  1849,  William  H.  Halsey,  b.  Feb.  26,  1823. 

He  died  before  1S63,  and  she  married  (2),  Jan.  14,  1S63, 

Judson  D.  Green  of  Kansas  City,  Mo.,  b.  Aug.  i,  1834. 

Children: 

1.  William  Kirby  Halsey,  b.  Aug.  7,  1850;  d.  (the  date 

unknown). 

2.  Elizabeth  Mooney  Halsey,  b.  March  27,  1853;  d. 

Jan.  26,  1858. 

3.  Jennie  May  Halsey,  b.  May  15,  1855;  m.,  Jan.  12, 

1876,  Cassius  Green  of  Rush,  N.  Y.  Children 
born  in  Rush,  N.  Y. :  (i)  Lizzie  E.,  b.  Jan.  19, 
1877;  (2)  Walter  P.,  b.  Nov.  10,  1881. 

4.  Carrie  Louise  Halsey,  b.  July  26,  1856. 

5.  Alice  Louise  Halsey,'  b.  Dec.  16,  1858,  in  Henrietta, 

N.  Y.;  m.,  Aug.  14,  1883,  in  Kansas  City,  Mo., 
Howard  Malcolm  Snapp.     They  are  now  living 

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in  Joliet,  111.  Children:    (i)   Dorrance,  (2) 

Minnie,  (3)  Howard. 

6.  J.  Kirby  Green,  b.  Nov.  25,  1867;  d.  March  15,  1870. 

7.  Belle  K.  Green,  b.  Aug.  31,  1871. 

ii.  Carrie  L.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  21,  1834,  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y.;  m., 
Nov.  I,  1854,  Andrew  S.  Wadsworth.  They  are  now 
living-  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y.    One  child: 

I.  Edward  K.  Wadsworth,  b.  May  2,  1857,  in  Henri- 
etta, N.  Y. 

iii,  Mary  E.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  22,  1839,  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y.;  m., 
Jan.  3,  1865,  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y,,  Samuel  U.  Calkins,  b. 
June  23,  1833,  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Hiram  and 
Esther  Calkins.  He  is  a  coal  and  produce  dealer,  and 
is  now  residing  in  Henrietta,  N,  Y.  Children: 

1.  Elihu  Kirby  Calkins,  b.  Feb.  18,  1866,  in  Henrietta, 

N.  Y.;  m.,  March  18,  1891,  at  Bristol,  N.  Y., 
Lena  Briggs  Hitchcock,  b.  Feb.  24,  1867,  in 
Bristol,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of  Curtis  and  Ruth  Hitch- 
cock. He  is  a  printer  and  publisher,  and  resides 
in  Batavia,  N.  Y.  They  have  one  child,  Ruth 
Kirby,  b.  Sept.  3,  1895. 

2.  John  N.  Calkins,  b.  Oct.  13,  1875,  in  Henrietta,  N.  Y. 

3.  Bertha  M.  Calkins,  b.  July  26,  1877,  in  Henrietta, 

N.  Y. 
iv.  Elihu  Wheeler  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  15,  1845;  d.  Jan.  8,  1852. 

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50.  Patience^  Kirby  (Elihu^  Wesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert^ 
Richard-,  Richard^,  born  Tvlay  13,  1801,  in  Easton,  Washington 
County,  N.  Y.;  married,  Oct.  31,  1821,  John  Knight  of  East 
Chatham,  N.  Y.,  born  Nov.  18,  1796,  son  of  Caleb  Knight  of 
Chatham,  N.  Y.,  and  Deborah  Marshall.  She  died  Feb.  22,  1876, 
in  East  Chatham,  N.  Y.  John  Knight  died  June  27,  1885,  in 
East  Chatham,  N.  Y.  Children  born  in  East  Chatham: 

i.  Adelia  S.  Knight,  b.  Aug.  8,  1822;  m.,  Dec.  22,  1841, 

Elisha  Cady,  b.  Jan.  8,  1819,  in  East  Chatham,  N.  Y. 

She  died  Nov.  12,  1890,  in  Huron,  N.  Y.        Children: 

1.  Eben  J.  Cady,  b.  April  21,  1845,  i"  East  Chat- 

ham, N.  Y.  He  was  a  volunteer  in  the  Union 
army,  and  was  killed  in  the  battle  of  Freder- 
icksburg, Dec.  13,  1862. 

2.  George  N.  Cady,  b.  Jan.  8,  1852,  in  Huron,  N.  Y.; 

d.   May   15,   1891,  in  Eaton   Rapids,   Mich.; 
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m.,  Feb.  24,  1876,  in  Huron,  N.  Y.,  Mary  E. 
Gillett  of  Huron,  N.  Y.,  b.  Sept.  25,   1854. 
Children:  (i)  Maud,  b.  Feb.  3,  1878;  (2)  Hat- 
tie,  b.  Oct.  29,  1879;  (3)  Bessie,  b.  Jan.  19, 
1883;  (4)  Henry,  b.  July  18,  1887;  (5)  George, 
b.  Oct.  2,  1890. 
56.      ii.  Byron  A.  Knight,  b.  July  22,  1825;  m.  Susan  C.  Wood. 
iii.  John  Newton  Knight,  b.  May  9,  1831  ;  d.  June  4,  1864; 
m.,  Jan.  12,  1853,  In  East  Chatham,  N.  Y.,  Albertine 
Reynolds,  dau.   of  Ira  Reynolds  and  Eliza  Barton. 
He  removed  to  Huron,  N.  Y.,  where  he  enlisted,  Oct., 
1861,  in  the  Seventy-fifth   N.   Y.   Infantry  as  Com- 
missary   Sergeant.      In    1863    he   was    promoted    to 
Quartermaster  of  a  regiment  in  the  Engineer  Corps. 
He  took  part  in  the  Red  River  expedition,  and  died 
of  fever,  brought  on  by  overwork  and  exhaustion, 
June  4,  1864,  at  Morganzia,  La.    No  children. 


56.  Byron  A.^  Knight  (Patience  Kirby^  Ellhu«,  Wesson', 
Nathaniel*,  Robert',  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  East  Chatham,  N.  Y., 
bom  July  22,  1825;  married,  Oct.  13,  1847,  Susan  C.  Wood,  born 
Sept.  II,  1826,  daughter  of  John  Wood  and  Caroline  Austin,  both 
of  Chatham,  N.  Y.  He  died  Dec.  19,  1878,  in  East  Chatham, 
N.  Y.  Children  born  in  East  Chatham: 

i.  Mary  Ella  Knight,  b.  Oct.  27,  1848;  d.  Feb.  12,  1867. 
ii.  Frank  B.  Knight,  b.  June  7,  1850;  m.,  April  8,  1870,  Mary 
E.  Crofut,  dau.  of  Comfort  B.  and  Mary  Ford  Crofut 
of  Stockbridge,  Mass.     She  died  Feb.  27,  1898,  in  East 
Chatham,  N.  Y.  Children  born  in  East  Qiatham: 

1.  Ella  Knight,  b.  Oct.  31,  1871. 

2.  Henry  R.  Knight,  b.  March  23,  1873. 

3.  F.  Osman  Knight,  b.  Jan.  21,   1875;  m.,  Feb.  9, 

1895,  Alice  Bacon. 

4.  Roy  E.  Knight,  b.  March  5,  1877;  d.  May  26,  1892. 

5.  Arthur  B.  Knight,  b.  June  9,  1878. 

6.  John  B.  Knight,  b.  Oct.  6,  1879. 

7.  Freddie  Knight,  b.  Aug.  28,  1880;  d.  March  26,  1881. 

8.  May  Belle  Knight,  b.  Oct.  17,  1881. 

9.  Susie  Laura  Knight,  b.  Oct.  7,  1883. 

10.  Cora  C.  Knight,  b.  July  21,  1885;  d.  March,  1886. 

11.  Floyd  Knight,  b.  April  5,  1889. 

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23.  Benjamin^  Kirby  (^Vesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert^  Richard-, 
Richard^)  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  born  June  i8,  1763,  in  West- 
port,  Mass.;  married,  Dec.  14,  1788  (Leonard),  Patience  Lawton, 
born  Nov.  16,  1767,  daug^hter  of  George  Lawton.  He  was  a 
farmer,  and  Hved  in  that  part  of  Dartmouth  which  is  now  South 
Dartmouth.  His  farm  joined  that  of  his  brother  Wesson  on  the 
south,  and  was  situated  where  stands  the  present  summer  resort 
of  Nonquit.  He  died  Aug.  20,  1817,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.  Pa- 
tience, his  widow,  died  Jan.  17,  1841.  Children  born  in  Dart- 
mouth: 

57.  i.  Peace  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  15,  1791;  m.  Joseph  Howland. 

58.  ii.  George  Kirby,  b.  May  16,  1794;  m.  Abby  H.  Smith. 

59.  iii.  Plannah  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  29,  1796;  m.  Holder  Sherman. 
iv.  Jonathan  Kirby,  b.  March  19,  1799;  d.  Jan.  18,  1887; 

m.,  Dec.  26,  182 1  (Dartmouth  record),  Martha  How- 
land,  b.  June  16,  1799;  d.  Feb.  12,  1834,  dau.  of  Capt. 
Warren  Howland  and  Sarah  Slocum.  Children 

born  in  Dartmouth: 

1.  Benjamin  H.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  14,  1823;  m.,  Dec. 

6,  1870,  Cynthia  Anthony,  b.  Oct.  16,  1836, 
dau.  of  Benjamin  S.  Anthony  of  Dartmouth 
and  Hannah  Kirby  (dau.  of  Wesson  Kirby 
and  Joanna  Cram).     No  children. 

2.  Susan  B.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  7,  1826;  not  married. 

3.  John  T.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  3,  1832;  d.  young. 

4.  Martha  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  19,  1834;  d.  young. 

V.  Barbara  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  29,  1802;  d.  July  11,  1851;  m., 
Feb.  9,  1820  (Dartmouth  record),  Seth  Anthony  of 
Dartmouth,  b.  Dec.  14,  1796;  d.  Feb.  26,  1875,  -on 
of  Gideon  and  Abby  Anthony.  Children  born  in 

Dartmouth,  Mass.: 

1.  Alice  S.  Anthony,  b.  Nov.  29,   1828;  m.  Asa 

Sherman  of  Dartmouth. 

2.  Mary  Anthony,  b.  Sept.  16,  1830;  m.  (i)  David 

Porter  Smith;  m.  (2)  George  F.  Bosworth. 

3.  Phoebe  Anthony,  b.  Sept.  16,  1832;  m.  William 

A.  Sanderson. 

4.  Gideon  Anthony,  b.  May  30,  1835;  ^n.  Elizabeth 

Chamberlain. 

5.  Sarah  Anthony,  b.  July  20,  1837;  m.  (i)  A.  Tal- 

man;  m.  (2)  Elisha  J.  Gibbs  of  New  Bedford, 
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vi.  Lettis  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  30,  1805;  d.  June  15,  1876;  not 
married. 

vii.  Phoebe  H.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  20,  1807;  d.  Dec.  18,  1883; 
m.,  1834  (published  Jan.  4,  1S34;  Dartmouth  record), 
Hilary  Sanford  of  Dartmouth,  b.  Feb.,  1806;  d.  Dec, 
1883,  who  was  the  son  of  Isaac  and  Phoebe  Sanford, 
both    of    Dartmouth,    Mass.  Children    born    in 

Dartmouth : 

1.  Elizabeth  A.  Sanford,  b.  April,  1835;  ^-  Joseph 

A.  Mosher  of  Dartmouth. 

2.  Sylvia  R.  Sanford,  b.  Oct.,  1836;  m.  Ezra  P. 

Macomber. 

3.  Charles   H.   Sanford,  b.   May,    1840;  m.   Mrs. 

Adee  F.  Bennett, 
viii.  Sophia  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  26,  1810;  d.  Jan.  5,  1888;  m., 
Dec.  26,  1832  (published  Nov.  29,  1832;  Dart- 
mouth record),  Capt.  Joseph  Ricketson  of  Dart- 
mouth, Mass.,  b.  Oct.  13,  1810;  d.  April  26,  1877, 
son  of  Joseph  and  Judith  Ricketson.  Children 

bom  in  Dartmouth: 

1.  Caroline  Ricketson,  b.  May  i,  1834;  d.  Sept.  18, 

1834. 

2.  George  Washington  Ricketson,  b.  Oct.  3,  1836; 

d.  March  24,  1893. 

3.  Emma  Cornelia  Ricketson,  b.  Oct.  28,   1838; 

not  married. 

4.  Theodore  Francis  Ricketson,  b.  Oct.  16,  1840; 

d.  Dec.  24,  1874. 

5.  Alexander   Hamilton   Ricketson,   b.   April    18, 

1844;  d.  July  5,  1845. 

6.  Charles  Lothrop  Ricketson,  b.  Nov.  25,  1846; 

d.  July  2,  1848. 

7.  Abby  Parker  Ricketson,  b.  Dec.  29,  1849;  not 

married. 

8.  William  Piatt  Ricketson,  b.  March  29,  1853. 


57.  Peace'  Kirby  (Benjamin^,  Wesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard^  Richard^),  born  Jan.  15,  1791;  married,  as  second  wife, 
in  1826  (published  Sept.  27,  1826;  Dartmouth  record),  Joseph 
Howland,  born  April  8,  1762,  son  of  Gideon  and  Sarah  Howland. 
Joseph  Howland  was  a  farmer  of  South  Dartmouth,  where  he 

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Children  born  in  South  Dartmouth : 

i.  Sarah  A.  Rowland,  b.  July  3,  1830;  m.  Johann  Max  Bern- 
hard  Eppcndorff,  b.  Nov.  4,  1820,  in  Dresden,  Saxony. 
They  are  now  residing  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  Children: 

1.  Lina  Eppendorff,  b,  ]\Iarch  27,  i860,  in  Milwaukee 

\\^is. 

2.  John  G.  Eppendorff,  b.  Jan.  11,  1862,  in  New  Bed- 

ford, Mass. 
ii.  Hetty  Wilbur  Rowland,  b.  Aug.  13,  1832;  m.,  Sept.  13, 
1854,  James  Clarke  Rickctson,  b.  Feb.  26,  1830,  in  As- 
toria, L.  I.,  son  of  Barton  and  Cecile  C.  Ricketson.  He 
resided  in  New  Bedford  until  1864,  when  he  removed  to 
Milwaukee,  Wis.  Children; 

1.  Louise  Cecile  Ricketson,  b.  May  i,  1856,  in  New 

Bedford,  ^lass.;  m.,  Sept.  23,  1885,  John  G.  Cole- 
man of  Milwaukee,  Wis.  Children:  (i)  James 
R.,  b.  Sept.  3,  1887;  (2)  William  L.,  b.  May  15, 
1889;  (3)  Cecile  R.,  b.  May  3,  1890;  (4)  Clement 
J.,  b.  June  12,  1892;  (5)  Ellen  B.,  b.  Feb.  24,  1894; 
(6)  Frederick  G.,  b.  April  9,  1897. 

2.  James  R.  Ricketson,  b.  Dec.  31,  1857,  in  New  Bed- 

ford, Mass.;  not  married. 

3.  Josephine  B.  Ricketson,  b.  April  7,  i860,  in  New 

Bedford,  Mass.;  d.  Jan.  9,  1874. 

4.  Frederick  Beauvais  Ricketson,  b.  Feb.  18,  1862,  in 

New  Bedford,  Mass.;  not  married. 

5.  Francis  H.  Ricketson,  b.  Sept.  13,  1864,  in  Detroit, 

Mich.;  d.  Sept.  22,  1864. 

6.  Arthur  B.  Ricketson,  b.  Sept.  13,  1864,  twin,  in  De- 

troit, Mich.;  d.  Oct.  10,  1864. 

7.  Martha  Rowland  Ricketson,  b.   Feb.  24,   1867,  in 

Detroit,  Mich.;  m.,  Nov.  12,  1889,  Thomas'  E. 
Camp  of  Milwaukee,  Wis.  One  child:  (i)  Janet 
Gordon  Camp,  b.  March  15,  1893,  in  Milwaukee, 
Wis. 

8.  Sarah  Eppendorff  Ricketson,  b.  Jan.  7,  1869,  in  De- 

troit, Mich. ;  not  married. 
iii.  Gideon  K.  Rowland,  b.  ;  m.  Olive  Wordell  of  Dart- 
mouth, Mass.    Re  now  lives  in  South  Dartmouth,  Mass., 
and  has  charge  of  the  "  Round  Rill  Farm,"  owned  by 
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1.  Joseph  Rowland,  b.  March  13,  1855. 

2.  Sarah  May  Howland,  b.  May  29,  1858. 

3.  Gideon  Albert  Howland,  b.  July  9,  1865;  d.  Sept. 

4,  1873. 

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5.  Edward  David  Howland,  b.  Nov.  30,  1868. 

iv.  Martha  A.  Howland,  b. ;  m.,  Feb.  22,  1865,  Isaac  How- 
land of  New  Bedford. 

58.  George^  Kirby  (Benjamin^,  Wesson",  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard",  Richard^)  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  born  May  16,  1794; 
married,  Aug.  25,  182 1  (Dartmouth  record),  Abby  H.  Smith, 
daughter  of  George  and  Mary  Smith  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.  She 
died  May  24,  1861.  George  Kirby  died  Aug.  30,  1882,  in  South 
Dartmouth,  Mass.  Children  born  in  South  Dartmouth: 

i.  Humphrey  Kirby,  b.  June,  1823;  d.  April  16,  1891;  m.  (i), 
July  19,  1846  (Dartmouth  record),  Elizabeth  Howland, 
b.  April  13,  1828 ;  d.  Nov.  29,  i860,  dau.  of  Rodolphus 
Howland  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.;  m,  (2) .        Children: 

1.  Arthur  Kirby. 

2.  Mary  Elizabeth  Kirby. 

3.  Charles  Lincoln  Kirby. 

4.  George  Arthur  Kirby. 

ii.  Rebecca  Kirby,  b.  April  18,  1825;  d.  Feb.  22,  1895;  m.. 
May  14,  1846  (Dartmouth  record),  Capt.  Weston  How- 
land of  Fairhaven,  Mass.,  b.  June  18,  181 5,  in  New  Bed- 
ford, son  of  Weston  Howland.  They  had  twelve  children, 
six  of  whom  died  young.    Their  surviving  children  were : 

1.  Rachel  Howland,  b.  May  4,  1853. 

2.  Thomas  H.  Howland,  b.  Aug.  10,  1856. 

3.  Abby  S.  Howland,  b.  June  26,  i86r. 

4.  John  S.  Howland,  b.  Sept.  20,  1863. 
^.  Rebecca  S.  Howland,  b.  Feb.  23,  1865. 

6.  Alice  H.  Howland,  b.  Feb.  25,  1867. 

iii.  George  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  5,  1836;  m.  (i),  Nov.  27,  1856,  Eliza- 
beth Reynolds;  m.  (2),  Oct.  4,  1869,  Jennette  I.  Warner. 
Children: 

1.  Frank  H.  Kirby. 

2.  Fannie  S.  Kirby. 

59.  Hannah'  Kirby  (Benjamin',  Wesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 

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Richard-,  Richard^),  born  Nov.  29,  1796;  married,  Dec.  26,  1821, 
Holder  Sherman  of  South  Dartmouth,  born  Jan.  25,  1798,  son  of 
Butler  Sherman  and  Ehzabeth  Winslovv.  Holder  Sherman  died 
Oct.  10,  1866.  Hannah,  his  widow,  died  May  29,  1868.  Chil- 
dren born  in  Dartmouth: 

i.  John  Butler  Sherman,  b.  Feb.  24,  1825;  m.,  Oct.  31,  1847, 
Caroline  Haskins  of  Dartmouth,  b,  Dec.  7,  1824,  dau.  of 
Oark  Haskins  and  Martha  Sears,  He  is  now  living  in 
New  Bedford.    One  child: 

I.  John  Arthur  Sherman,  b.  April  3,  1855;  m.,  Oct.  10, 
1873,  Lillias  A.  Cornell. 
ii.  Charles  Holder  Sherman,  b.  Aug.  8,   1827;  m.  Mary  A. 

Sprague  of  New  Bedford;  no  children, 
iii.  George  Kirby  Sherman,  b.  Aug.  27,  183 1 ;  d.  Nov.  29,  1859; 

m.  Julia  Staples  of  Dartmouth;  no  children. 
iv.  Hannah   Kirby  Sherman,  b.  Jan.   19,   1834;  m,  Sylvanus 
Swift   of   Falmouth,    Mass.      They   have   two    children: 
George  and  Abby. 

24.  Jonathan^  Kirby  (Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert^  RichardS 
Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  July  14,  1765;  married,  Jan. 
25,  1787  (Westport  record).  Peace  Howland,  born  June  i,  1768, 
daughter  of  Philip  Howland  of  Dartmouth.  He  died  Oct.  31, 
1798.  Children  bom  in  Westport: 

i.  Hannah  Kirby,  b.  ;  m.,  March  9,  1809,  Job  Petty  of 

Westport,  son  of  Daniel  Petty. 
ii.  Philip  Kirby,  b. ;  m.,  July  26,  18 10,  Lydia  Weaden  of 

Westport. 
iii.  William  Kirby.  •       "' 

25.  Hannah^  Kirby  (Wesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert',  Richard^, 
Richard^),  born  July  19,  1769,  in  Westport,  Mass.;  married,  in 
1787  (published  Oct.  26,  17S7;  Westport  record).  Job  Lawton  of 
Westport,  born  Nov.  22,  1764,  son  of  George  and  Peace  Lawton. 
Job  Lawton  was  a  farmer  in  Westport,  where  he  died  March  5, 
1843.  Hannah  Kirby  Lawton  died  April  26,  1849,  They  had 
two  sons,  and  perhaps  other  children: 

60.  i.  Obadiah  Lawton,  b.  1789;  m,  Betsy  White. 

61.  ii.  George  Lawton,  b.  Feb.  8,  1804;  m.  Ruth  Potter. 

60.  Obadiah'  Lawton  (Hannah  Kirby*,  Wesson',  Nathaniel*, 
Robe^t^  Richard^,  Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  1789  in 

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Westport;  married,  March  lo,  1816,  his  second  cousin,  Betsy 
White,  born  Oct.  2,  1798,  daughter  of  Jonathan  White,  Jr.,  and 
Mary  Waite.  Obadiah  Lawton  died  Nov,  8,  1848,  in  Westport, 
Mass.,  aged  fifty-nine  years.  Betsy,  his  widow,  died  Aug.  22, 
1876,  aged  seventy-eight  years.  • 

[Jonathan  White,  Jr.,  was  the  second  son  of  Jonathan  White 

of  Westport,  Mass.  (born ;  died  Nov.  21,  1804),  and  Abigail 

White.  His  father,  Jonathan,  was  the  only  son  of  William  White, 
Jr.,  of  Dartmouth,  and  the  grandson  of  William  White  of  Dart- 
mouth and  Elizabeth  Cadman.  Jonathan  White,  Jr.,  married, 
April  8,  1798,  ^lary,  daughter  of  Stephen  Waite.  See  Descendants 
of  William  White  of  Dartmouth.] 

Children  of  Obadiah  Lawton  and  Betsy  White: 
i.  Abraham  C.  Lawton,  b.  April  18,  1820,  in  Westport,  Mass.; 
m.,  Jan.  25,  1849,  Mary  Elizabeth  Tripp,  b.  April  7,  1829, 
dau.  of  Eli  and  Polly  (Potter)  Tripp.  He  died  Oct.  11, 
1852,  and  his  widow  married  (2),  as  his  second  wife. 
Holder  White,  b.  1812,  son  of  Holder  White  and  Cynthia 
Milk.  Children  of  Abraham  Lawton: 

1.  Mary  Ann  Lawton,  b.  Feb.  2,  1850;  d.  April  13,  1864. 

2.  Abby  Chester  Lawton,  b.  Feb.  18,  1852;  d.  Dec.  24, 

1877;  m.  Zebidee  Davis,  Jan.  i,  1871.  Chil- 

dren:  (i)  Albert  E.,  (2)  Abby  C. 
ii.  Ruth  M.  Lawton,  b.  Dec.  22,   1822;  m.,  April  24,   1852, 
Jeremiah  Briggs,  b.  1830.  Children: 

1.  Emma  Amelia  Briggs,  b.  ;  m.  Albert  Potter 

of  Westport,  Mass.  Children:  (i)  Ann  Eliza- 

beth, (2)  Charles  Potter. 

2.  Abraham   Franklin   Briggs,   b.    1853;   m.   Abby  J. 

Wardell,  dau.  of  Joseph  Wardell.  Children: 

(i)  Lillian,  (2)  Eva. 

3.  Charles  Edward  Briggs,  b.  1855. 

4.  George  Everett  Briggs,  b.  1855,  twin  with  Charles. 
iii.  Perry  G.  Lawton,  b.  June  14,  1825;  m.  (i)  Hannah  Peck- 
ham  Brownell,  who  died  in  1847;  m.  (2)  Mary  E.  Wardell. 
He  is  president  of  the  Strange  Twist  Drill  Company  of 
New  Bedford,  Mass.,  and  resides  at  South  Dartmouth. 
He  was  named  Peregrine,  but  when  he  began  to  go  to 
school  he  was  asked  his  name,  and  said  it  was  Perry  G., 
and  has  gone  by  these  initials  ever  since.  When  his 
mother  was  about  to  die  she  gave  him  a  cup,  which,  she 
said,  was  a  relic  of  Peregrine  White  of  the  Mayflower, 

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from  whom  he  was  named,  and  so  she  wished  him  to  have 
it.  Children  by  his  first  wife: 

1.  George  Lawton,  b. ;  m.  Abby  Ameha  Grinnell. 

Children:    (i)    Albert;   (2)    Mamie,   m.    Holder 
Tripp. 

2.  Nellie  Lawton. 

3.  Elizabeth  Lawton. 

4.  Mary  Lawton. 

iv.  Alden  M.  Lawton,  b.  1834;  m.,  1856,  Hannah  L.  Cary  of 
Tiverton,  R.  L  He  is  a  merchant  in  New  Bedford,  Mass. 
Children: 

1.  Sarah  F.  Lawton,  b.  1859;  m.  Sandford  S.  Sisson. 

2.  Charles  W.  Lawton,  b.  1861 ;  m.  Eleanor  Ball,  dau. 

of  Capt.  William  Ball. 

3.  Abram  C.  Lawton,  b.  1864. 

V.  Mary  W.  Lawton,  b.  1835;  d.  Aug.  14,  1852. 
vi.  John  W.  Lawton,  b. ;  d.  1849. 

61.  George^  Lawton  (Hannah  Kirby^  Wesson",  Nathaniel*, 
Robert^  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  Feb.  8, 
1804;  married  Ruth  Potter,  born  April  28,  1808,  daughter  of 
Joshua  Potter  and  Elizabeth  Wood.  He  died  June  14,  1893 
(gravestone).  Ruth  Potter  Lawton  died  Dec.  28,  1889  (grave- 
stone). Children  born  in  Westport: 

i.  Eli  P.  Lawton,  b.  Sept.  20,  1827;  d.  1890;  m.,  1858,  Mary 
E.  Davol,  b.  1828.  Children: 

1.  Minnie  Lawton,  b.  ;  m.  Algernon  Brownell. 

2.  Elizabeth  P.  Lawton,  b. ;  m.- Burt. 

ii.  Uriah  W.  Lawton,  b.  April  27,  1831;  m.,  1858,  Augusta 
King  of  Taunton,  jMass.     He  is  now  living  in  Jackson, 
Mich.    No  children. 
iii.  Mary  E.  Lawton,  b.  July  2,  1834;  m.,  Dec.  25,  1851,  George 
J.  Allen,  b.  1827.  Children: 

1.  Jacob  Allen,  b. ;  d.  1895. 

2.  Ella  Allen,  b. ;  m. Nye. 

iv.  Hannah  A.  Lawton,  b.  Sept.  30,  1837;  m.,  Oct.  22,  1855, 
William  J.  Chadwick,  b.  Sept.  28,  1829;  d.  Nov.  15, 
1888,  son  of  George  and  Mary  Chadwick.  Children: 

1.  William  Chadwick. 

2.  George  Chadwick. 

3.  Edward  Chadwick. 

V.  George  F.  Lawton,  b.  Nov.  11,  1844;  not  married. 
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vi.  Ruth  Ann  Lawton,  b.  July  3,  1846;  m.  William  P.  Kirby 

of  Jersey  City,  N.  J.,  son  of  Tillinghast  Kirby  of  New 

Bedford, 
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Rachel  Wing, 
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1878,  Theodore  A.  Tripp,  b.  1850. 

26.  Paul^  Kirby  (Wesson',  Nathaniel*,  Robert^  Richard^, 
Richard^)  of  Saratoga  County,  N.  Y.,  bom  Oct.  20,  1773,  in  West- 
port,  Mass.;  married  (i),  Nov.  10,  1796  (Westport  record),  Han- 
nah Tripp,  daughter  of  Preserved  Tripp.  She  died  before  1802, 
and  he  married  (2),  Jan.  7,  1802  (Leonard),  Patience  Tripp,  born 
1779,  daughter  of  Lovatt  and  Margaret  Tripp  of  Westport.  He 
removed  in  1813  to  Saratoga  County,  N.  Y.,  and  died  at  Half 
Moon,  Oct.  21,  1848.  Patience,  his  widow,  died  Dec.  29,  1865, 
aged  eighty-six  years.  Children: 

62.  i.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  March  22,  1797;  m.  Lemuel  White. 

ii.  Perry  G.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  14,  1802;  m.  Susanna  Morey; 
no  children. 

63.  iii.  Esther  Kirby,  b.  June  13,  1805;  m.  Garret  Burtis. 
iv.  Margaret  A.  Kirby,  b.  May  4,  1809. 

V.  James  H.  Kirby,  b.  May  4,  1809,  twin  with  Margaret. 

64.  vi.  Pardon  S.  Kirby,  b.  March  7,  181 5;  m.  Maria  McLees. 
vii.  James  P.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  2,  1825;  m.  Lydia  Swartwout. 

They  had  five  children:  William,  Mary,  Frances, 
Margaret,  and  Minnie,  all  of  whom  are  now  (1897) 
dead. 

62.  Mary'  Kirby  (Paul«,  Wesson^  Nathaniels  Roberts  Rich- 
ardS  Richard^),  born  March  22,  1797  (Westport  record),  in  West- 
port,  ]\Iass.;  married,  Dec.  24,  181 5  (Leonard),  her  second  cousin, 
Lemuel  M.  White  of  Collins,  N.  Y.,  born  July  30,  1797,  son  of 
Holder  White  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.  (See  Descendants  of  William 
White  of  Dartmouth.)  Lemuel  ^L  White  died  April  27,  1879,  in 
North  Collins,  Erie  County,  N.  Y.  Mar>%  his  widow,  died  April 
3,  1883.  Children  born  in  North  Collins: 

i.  Phoebe  White,  b.  March  30,  1817;  d.  Jan.  6,  1880;  m.  Na- 
thaniel Tucker  of  Brant,  N.  Y.  They  had  a  son,  H.  J. 
Tucker  of  BufTalo,  N.  Y. 

ii.  Hannah  White,  b. ;  m.,  Feb.  22,  1848,  Rufus  Stickney 

of  North  Collins,  N.  Y.    They  had  a  son,  Amos. 
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DESCENDANTS  OF  RICHARD  KIRBY 

iii.  Lydia  White,  b.  Feb.  2,  1821;  d.  Jan.  i,  1880;  m.,  in  1854, 
Lewis  Baldwin  of  Brant,  N.  Y.;  no  children. 

iv.  Paul  H.  White,  b.  Oct.  24,  1822;  m.  (i)  Rhoda  Dart,  who 
died  July  i,  1850.  He  married  (2),  Feb.  22,  1854,  Xaomi 
Rogers,  b.  Sept.  24,  1835,  in  North  Collins,  dau.  of  Rich- 
ard Rogers  and  Lucretia  Cowles,  both  of  North  Collins, 
N.  Y.  He  is  now  living  in  North  Collins,  N.  Y.  Chil- 
dren by  his  second  wife: 

1.  Clarence  Elverton  White,  b.  Nov.  22,  1854;  m.,  Oct. 

10,  1879,  Lucy  Taylor,  dau.  of  Ford  Taylor  and 
Mary  Avery,  both  of  North  Collins. 

2.  Nellie  White,  b.  Dec.  10,  1857;  m..  Sept.  26,  1877, 

Frederick  Lawton,  son  of  Stephen  Lawton  and 
Delia  Willett.  They  are  now  living  in  Sawyer 
City,  McKean  County,  Pa. 

3.  Merton  Lewis  White,  b.  Aug.  13,  1872;  m.,  June  7, 

1893,  Nera  Blanche  Sherman.  They  are  now  liv- 
ing in  Buffalo,  N.  Y. 

V.  Naomi  W'hite,  b.  Oct.  24,  1822,  twin  with  Paul. 

vi.  Esther  White,  b.  Oct.,  1832;  m.  Groton  P.  Willet. 

63.  Esther^  Kirby  (PauP,  WessonS  Nathaniel*,  Robert^ 
Richard-,  Richard^),  bom  June  13,  1805,  in  Westport,  Mass.; 
married,  March  22,  1821,  Garret  Burtis,  born  July  25,  1795,  in 
Ghent,  Columbia  County,  N.  Y.,  son  of  John  Burtis  and  Sarah 
Bogardus.  He  was  a  farmer  of  Saratoga  County,  N.  Y.,  and  died 
in  Malta,  N.  Y.  They  both  A/ere  members  of  the  Society  of 
Orthodox  Friends.  Children: 

i.  Mary  Coggshall  Burtis,  b.  May  22,   1822,  in  Stillwater, 
N.  Y.;  d.  Oct.  2,  1892,  at  West  New  Brighton,  Staten 
Island,  N.  Y. 
ii.  Sarah  Ann  Burtis,  b.  Nov.  12,  1824,  in  Stillwater,  N.  Y.; 

d.  Feb.  2^,  1837,  in  Stillwater,  N.  Y. 
iii.  William  Henry  Burtis,  b.  June  25,   1827,  in  Stillwater, 
N.  Y.;  d.  Dec.  6,  1891,  in  Minneapolis,  Minn.;  m.,  Oct. 
2,  1861,  Gertrude  Soper.  Children: 

1.  Florence  E.  Burtis,  b.  Aug.  3,  1862. 

2.  Ada  G.  Burtis,  b.  May  27,  1864. 

3.  Ralph  M.  Burtis,  b.  Sept.  4,  1866;  is  married,  and 

lives  in  Oshkosh,  Wis. 

4.  William  H.  Burtis,  b.  Oct.  4,  1868. 

iv.  Perry  Kirby  Burtis,  b.  Dec.  7,  1829;  d.  Feb.  11,  1897,  in 
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Brooklyn,  N.  Y.;  m.,  Oct.  4,  1854,  Phoebe  W.  Holmes. 
She  is  now  living  in  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  Children: 

1.  Alice  M.  Burtis,  b.  Feb,  10,  1859;  is  married,  and 

has  one  son. 

2.  Howard  Kirby  Burtis,  b.  Feb.  28,  1865;  d.   1883 

in  Colorado. 

3.  Arthur  Eugene  Burtis,  b.  May  25,  1S68. 

V.  John  Lovatt  Burtis,  b.  May  16,  1833;  m.,  June  26,  1861, 
Mary  F.  Buffington.  Children: 

1.  Esther  M.  Burtis,  b.  March  29,  1862. 

2.  Walter  J.  Burtis,  b.  April  3,  1865;  is  married,  and 

lives  in  Fredonia,  Kan. 

3.  Harvey  T.  Burtis,  b.  Dec.  31,  1866;  m.,  and  has  two 

children. 

4.  Francis  C.  Burtis,  b.  Nov.  22,  1868;  m.,  and  has 

two  children. 

5.  Edwin  R.  Burtis,  b.  Aug.  8,  1870. 

vi.  Esther  Patience  Burtis,  b.  Dec.  2-j,  1837,  in  Truxton,  Cort- 
land County,  N.  Y.;  m.,  June  6,  1867,  in  Malta,  N.  Y., 
Charles  Theodore  Pine  of  West  New  Brighton,  Staten 
Island,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Charles  M.  and  Elmira  J.  Pine  of 
Hempstead,  L.  I.  He  died  May  28,  1895,  in  West  New 
Brighton.  Children: 

1.  Harry  Burtis  Pine,  b.  June  4,  1868;  d.  Dec.  19,  1868. 

2.  Orville  Burtis  Pine,  b.  April  21,  1873. 

vii.  Margaret  A.  Burtis,  b.  Jan.  27,  1844,  in  Stillwater,  N.  Y. 
viii.  Garret  Paul  Burtis,  b.  Jaii.  17,  1846;  d.  June  30,  1847. 

64.  Pardon  S.^  Kirby  (Paul«,  Wesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert^ 
Richard^  Richard^  of  Mechanicsville,  N.  Y.,  born  March  7,  181 5. 
in  Saratoga  County,  N.  Y.;  married  Maria  McLees.  He  is  still 
living  (1897)  in  Mechanicsville,  N.  Y.  Children: 

i.  Mary  Patience  Kirby,  b. ;  m.  Charies  Paine. 

ii.  Elizabeth  Minerva  Kirby,  b.  ;  m.  J.  J.  Ashman  of 

Mechanicsville,  N.  Y.    They  have  two  children:  Maggie 
and  William. 

iii.  William  Perry  Kirby,  b.  ;  not  married. 

iv.  Sarah  Frances  Kirby. 

V.  Esther  Elma  Kirby,  b.  April  24,  1854,  in  Half  Moon,  N.  Y.; 
m.,  Nov.  19,  1879,  in  Half  Moon,  N.  Y.,  Willard  Den- 
ton of  Maltaville,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Wellington  and  Sarah 
M.  Denton.    One  child: 
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I.  Mabel  Denton,  b.  March  14,  1882,  in  Half  Moon. 
N.  Y. 

vi.  Emma  Frances  Kirby,  b.  ;  m.  Slade  Vandenberg  of 

Lansingburg-,  N.  Y.    They  have  three  children:    Kirby, 
Ada,  and  Hattie. 
vii.  Hattie  Gertrude  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  26,  1861;  m.,  March  10, 
1886,  George  Wiltsey,  b.  June  23,  1852.    They  are  now 
living  in  Mechanicsville,  N.  Y.     One  child: 
I.  Amy  Elizabeth  Wiltsey,  b.  Aug.  13,  1887. 

27.  Abraham*'  Kirby  (\Vesson^  Nathaniel*,  Robert^  Richard^, 
Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  Dec.  11,  1775.  in  Westport; 
married,  Feb.  3,  1803  (Westport  record),  Eunice  White,  daughter 
of  Obed  White  and  Sarah  Peckham.  Abraham  Kirby  was  a 
farmer  in  Westport,  Mass.,  where  he  died  in  1836.  He  inherited 
the  homestead  of  his  father.  Wesson,  where  he  lived  and  died 
and  was  buried.    The  date  of  his  wife's  death  is  not  known. 

[Obed  White  of  Westport,  Mass.,  bom ;  died  1830;  mar- 
ried, July  29,  1779,  Sarah  Peckham.  He  was  the  fifth  son  of 
George  White  of  Dartmouth  and  Deborah  Shaw  of  Little  Comp- 
ton,  R.  I.  See  Descendants  of  William  White  of  Dartmouth, 
Mass.] 

Children  of  Abraham  and  Eunice  Kirby  born  in  Westport: 
i.  Amy  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  20,  1804;  m.,  1826  (published  Dec, 
16,  1826),  Joseph  Tripp  of  Westport. 

65.  ii.  Abner  Kirby,  b.  May  4,  1806;  m.  (i)  Sarah  Davis;  m. 

(2)  widow  Hannah  GifYord. 
iii.  Harvey  Kirby,  b.  1810;   d.  before  1819. 
iv.  Deborah  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  24,  1812;  d.  May  12,  1885;  m.,  as 

second  wife,  Ezra  Francis. 

66.  V.  Stephen  P.  Kirby,  b.  April  9,  181 5;  m.  (i)  Harriet  N. 

Brownell;  m.  (2)  Diana  Macomber. 

67.  vi.  Harvey  W.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  8,  1819;  m.  Delilah  Potter. 

65.  Abner''  Kirby  (Abraham^,  Wesson'^,  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard^,  Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  May  4,  1806;  mar- 
ried, 1829  (published  Dec.  22,  1829),  Sarah  Davis,  born  June  24, 
1809,  daughter  of  Zebidee  and  Rebecca  Davis,  both  of  Westport, 
Mass.  She  died  May  25,  1858,  and  he  married  (2)  widow  Hannah 
F.  Gifford,  who  died  Dec.  24,  1891.  Abner  Kirby  was  a  farmer 
in  Westport,  where  he  died  Nov.  16,  1895,  aged  eighty-nine  years. 
Children  born  in  Westport: 

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i.  Annie  jNI.  Kirby,  b.  June  23,  1830;  d.  July  28,  1830. 

ii.  Charles  W.  Kirby,  b.  July  5,  1S32;  d.  Oct,  14,  1839. 

iii.  George  D.  Kirby,  b.  June  12,  1833;  m.,  Oct.  28,  i860, 
Hannah  R.  Snell,  b.  1838,  dau.  of  Peleg  and  Rhoda 
Snell  of  Westport. 

iv.  Mary  W,  Kirby,  b.  Aug-.  2,  1835;  m.  Christopher  C.  Briggs, 
son  of  Joseph  Brig-gs  and  Judith  Maconiber  of  West- 
port.  Children  born  in  Westport: 

1.  Sarah  B.  Briggs,  b.  June  8,  i860. 

2.  Wilfred  A.  Briggs,  b.  April  13,  1862. 

3.  Andrew  M.  Briggs,  b.  Dec.  10,  1865. 

4.  Nellie   P.    Briggs,    b.    Dec.    10,    1865,    twin    with 

Andrew. 

5.  Carrie  D.  Briggs,  b.  !May  28,  1869. 

6.  Albert  B.  Briggs,  b.  Feb.  5,  1872. 

V.  Abraham  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  12,  1836;  m.,  1861,  Martha  J. 

Humphrey;  no  children. 
vi.  Charles  W.  Kirby,  b.  May  14,  1840;  m.,  March  6,  1862, 

Peace  B.  Tucker,  dau.  of  Benjamin  Tucker  and  Peace 

W.  Borden,  both  of  Dartmouth.  Children  born  in 

Dartmouth : 

1.  Annie  T.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  12,  1862. 

2.  Thomas  R.  Kirby,  b.  July  22,  1864. 

3.  Alice  J.  Kirby,  b.  July  19,  1866. 

4.  Lena  H.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  5,  1871;  d.  Oct.  5,  1876. 

5.  Sarah  L.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  24,  1880. 

vii.  Zebidee  D.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  13,  1841;  m.,  1868,  Sarah  A. 
Cornell,  b.  March  11,  1844,  in  Dartmouth.  He  is  a 
farmer  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.  Children  born  in  Dart- 

mouth : 

1.  Lizzie  D.  Kirby,  b.  April  2y,  1869. 

2.  Walter  C.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  24,  1870. 

3.  Lena  R.  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  28,  1877. 

4.  Louise  A.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  8,  1880. 

5.  Harold  C.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  22,  1883. 

viii.  Leander  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  20,  1842;  d.  Oct.  25,  1856. 
ix.  Peleg  Kirby,  b.  June  21,  1844;  m.  Mary  M.  Hart,  who 
died  in  1892.  Children: 

I.  Louis  B.  Kirby. 
X.  Abner  Bradford  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  13,  1847;  m.,  1880.  Mabel 
Adaline  Tripp,  b.  May  30,  1861  ;  d.  Aug.  21,  1887,  dau. 
of  Loami  G.  Tripp  and  Louisa  Sabins,  both  of  West- 
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born  in  Dartmouth : 

1.  Minnie  B.  Kirby,  b.  July  26,  1S81. 

2.  Ida  Frances  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  13,  1883. 

3.  Delaphean  E.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  15,  1886. 

xi.  Sarah  E.  Kirby,  b.  July  19,  1850;  d.  Sept.  26,  18S7;  not 

married, 
xii.  Georgiana   Kirby,  b.   Oct.    18,    1851;  m.,   Dec.   3,    1873, 
George  A.  Tripp,  son  of  Alden  Tripp  and  Patience  Cory 
of  Westport.    He  is  a  farmer  in  Westport,  Mass.      Chil- 
dren born  in  ^^'estport: 

I.  Mabel  Louisa  Tripp,  b.  July  14,  1877. 

66.  Stephen  P.^  Kirby  (Abraham^,  Wesson^,  Nathaniel*, 
Robert',  Richard^,  Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  April  9, 
181 5;  married  (i),  June  30,  1839,  Harriet  N.  Erownell  of  West- 
port,  born  May  18,  1820.  She  died  May  21,  1857,  and  he  mar- 
ried (2),  Jan.  I,  1871,  Diana  Macomber,  born  1842,  daughter  of 
Charles  M.  and  Desire  Macomber  of  Tiverton,  R.  1.  He  was  for 
many  years  a  drover  and  large  cattle  merchant,  buying  cattle  at 
Brighton  and  distributing  them  through  southern  Massachusetts; 
has  now  retired  from  business,  and  is  living  in  Westport,  Mass. 
Children  born  in  Westport: 

i.  Albert  C.  Kirby,  b.  March  17,  1841;  m.,  Jan.  21,  1869.  Cyn- 
thia White  Brownell,  b.  Aug.  15,  1843,  dau.  of  Holder 
Brownell  and  Love  Baker,  dau.  of  Ezra  and  Susan  Baker. 
In  1879  he  was  elec*-ed  Sheriff  of  Bristol  County,  and 
still  holds  this  office.  He  was  elected  in  1890  and  1891 
to  the  Massachusetts  House  of  Representatives,  and  rep- 
resented the  towns  of  Westport  and  Dartmouth.  He  is 
now  in  business  at  New  Bedford.  Children: 

1.  Holder  Crary  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  8,  1874;  is  now  a  medi- 

cal  student   in  the   University   of  Pennsylvania, 
class  of  1900. 

2.  Wilfred  Stephen  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  3,  1883. 

ii.  Wilfred  Stephen  Kirby,  b.  July  31,  1843;  d.  Jan.  3,  1878. 
iii.  Edward  B.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  21,  1847;  d.  at  sea  in  1862. 
iv.  Frank  R.  Kirby,  b.  May  28,  1850;  m.,  Oct.  11,  1877.  Cora 
L.  Eddy.  He  is  in  business  in  New  Bedford.  No  children, 
V.  Henry  P.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  15,  1856;  d.  March  i,  1862. 

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Robert',  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Westport,  Mass.,  born  Sept.  8, 
1819;  married,  March  3.  1839,  in  Westport,  DeHlah  Potter,  born 
March  28,  1822,  daughter  of  Restcome  Potter  of  Westport  and 
Esther  Gifford.  He  died  Sept.  11,  1890,  in  Westport,  Mass. 
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Westport : 

i.  Alniira  W.  Kirby,  b.  April   15,   1841;  m.,  April  22,   1866, 

John  A.  Wing,  son  of  Capt.  Perry  and  Susanna  Wing. 
ii.  Charles  E.  Kirby,  b.  June  5,  1844;  d.  Dec.  2y,  1897;  m.,  Oct. 
14,  1869,  Addie  A.  Cornell,  dau.  of  Godfrey  Cornell  and 
Theresa  Rowland.  He  was  a  fanner  in  Westport,  and 
inherited  the  old  Wesson  Kirby  house  and  homestead, 
which,  since  his  death,  has  been  sold.  Abraham  Kirby, 
his  grandfather,  and  Wesson  Kirby,  his  great-grand- 
father, lie  buried  in  the  family  lot  upon  this  homestead. 
No  children. 

17.  Justus^  Kirby  (Nathaniel*,  Robert^  Richard%  Richard^) 
of  V/estport,  Mass.,  born  April  2'^,  1746  (according  to  Dartmouth 
record,  but  April  18,  1747,  by  family  Bible),  in  Dartm.outh,  Mass. 
He  was  a  farmer,  and  lived  in  that  part  of  Dartmouth  which 
afterward  became  the  town  of  Westport.  His  farm  joined  that 
of  his  brother  Wesson,  and  was  situated  near  the  fork  of  the  river 
Noquechuck.  Plis  house  v;as  located  a  little  north  of  the  spot 
where  the  present  Town  Alms  House  now  stands,  and  the  old 
well  is  now  in  the  road — the  east  or  "  drift  road  "  that  was  opened 
to  the  public  about  fifty  years  ago.  He  married,  Dec.  27,  1769 
(Dartmouth  record),  in  Dartmouth,  Catherine  Cornell,  born  April 
14,  1751,  daughter  of  Peleg  Cornell  of  Dartmouth  and  Mary 
Russell.  Justus  Kirby  died  Jan.  5,  1831,  in  Westport,  Mass. 
Catherine  Cornell  Kirby  died  Aug,  27,  1832.  Children  born 

in  Westport  (Westport  records): 

68.  i.  Luthan  Kirby,  b.  May  6,  1770;  m.  Hannah  White. 

69.  ii.  Abner  Kirby,  b.  July  10,  1771;  m.  (i)  Thankful  Soule; 

m.  (2)  widow  Xancy  (Hunt)  Crosby. 

70.  iii.  Lydia  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  23,  1774;  m.  Luthan  Tripp. 

71.  iv.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  i,  1781;  m.  Robert  Sherman. 

[Cornell  Lineage: 

L  Thomas  Cornell  of  Portsmouth,  R.  L  He  came  from  Co. 
Essex,  England,  to  Boston,  Mass.,  with  his  wife,  Rebecca 
(Briggs),  about  1638;  removed  to  Portsmouth,  R.  L,  in   1640, 

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where  he  had  a  grant  of  i6o  acres  from  the  town  of  Portsniouth, 
Feb.  4,  1646.  He  was  for  a  time  in  New  Amsterdam,  where, 
July  21,  1646,  he  purchased  a  tract  of  land  of  about  700  acres, 
long  known  as  Cornell's  Neck,  on  the  East  River,  adjoining  the 
present  boundary  of  New  York  City.  He  died  about  1656.  His 
widow,  Rebecca,  died  Feb.  8,  1673.  Children:    (i)  Thomas 

of  P'ortsmouth,  R.  I.,  m.,  as  second  wife,  Sarah  Earle,  and  died 

1673;  (2)  Richard  of  Long-  Island,  m.  Elizabeth  ,  and  died 

1694;  (3)  John  of  Long  Island,  m.  Mary  Russell,  and  died  1704; 
(4)  Samuel;  (5)  Joshua  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  who  left  no  issue; 

(6)  Sarah,  m.  Thomas  Willett;  (7)  Rebecca,  m.  George  W'oolsey; 
(8)  Elizabeth,  m.  Christopher  Almy;  (9)  INIary,  m.  Thomas  Kent. 

II.  Samuel  Cornell  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  fourth  son  of  Thomas. 
He  was  one  of  those  who  took  the  oath  of  fidelity  in  1684.  He 
died  in  171 5  at  Dartmouth,  Mass.  Children:   (i)  Thomas,  b. 

Sept.  22,  1685;  (2)  Samuel,  b.  Jan.  11,  1688,  m.  Deborah  ; 

(3)  Comfort,  a  daughter,  b.  Dec.  4,  1691. 

III.  Thomas  Cornell  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  eldest  son  of  Sam- 
uel, born  Sept.  22,  1685;  d.  1763;  m.,  March  5,  ,  Catherine 

Potter.  Children:    (i)  Rebecca,  b.  Aug.  3,  1717;  (2)  Peleg, 

b.  Dec.  9,  1719;  (3)  Susanna,  b.  May  13,  1722;  (4)  Joshua,  b.  June 
22,  1724;  m.,  1750  (i  mo.  15  da.,  1749-50;  Friends'  records,  Dart- 
mouth), Susannah  GifTord,  and  had  Christopher,  who  married 
Sarah  Kirby;  also  Gideon,  who  married  Ruth  White;  (5)  Eliza- 
beth, b.  July  17,  1729. 

IV.  Peleg  Cornell  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  eldest  son  of  Thomas, 
born  Dec.  9,  1719;  married,  1740  (i  mo.  13  da.,  1739-40;  Friends' 
records,  Dartmouth),  I^^Iary  Russell,  daughter  of  Joseph  Russell 
(Joseph^  John-,  Ralph^)  and  Mary  Tucker.  Children:  (i)  Re- 
becca, b.  Jan.  I,  1741;  (2)  Thomas,  b.  Oct.  18,  1742,  m.  Catherine 
Wilcox,  and  had  Stephen,  who  married  Ruth  Kirby;  (3)  Abraham, 
b.  Aug.  28,  1744;  (4)  Lydia,  b.  Nov.  6,  1746;  (5)  Experience,  b. 
May  7,  1749;  (6)  Catherine,  b.  April  14,  1751,  m.  Justus  Kirby; 

(7)  David,  b.  July  19,  1753;  (8)  Joseph,  b.  Oct.  18,  1755;  (9)  Peleg, 
b.  Dec.  12,  1757;  (10)  Elizabeth,  b.  Sept.  20,  1759;  (n)  John,  b. 
July  7,  1763;  (12)  Nathaniel,  b.  Dec.  10,  1766;  (13)  Holder,  b. 
Aug.  14,  1768.] 

68.  Luthan^  Kirby  (Justus',  Nathaniel^  Robert',  Richard^, 
Richard^  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  born  May  6,  1770  (Westport 
record),  in  Westport;  married,  Sept.  22,  1791  (Westport  record). 
in  Westport,  Hannah  White,  born  July  20,   1766,  daughter  of 

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Jonathan  and  Abigail  White  of  Westport.  He  purchased,  in  1807, 
a  farm  on  Smith's  Neck  road  in  South  Dartmouth,  and  resided 
upon  it  until  185 1,  when  he  removed  to  New  Bedford,  Mass. 
He  was  much  respected  by  his  fellow  townsmen,  and  held  at 
various  times  the  offices  of  assessor  and  selectman,  which  he 
filled  with  ability.  He  was  a  man  of  a  grim  humor,  and  was  exact 
in  the  discharge  of  the  duties  of  his  office.  On  one  occasion, 
when  returning  from  New  Bedford,  he  met  a  man  who  asked  for 
alms.  Air.  Kirby  took  him  in,  and  as  he  drove  past  the  poor- 
house  turned  him  over  to  the  keeper.  The  man  was  very  indig- 
nant, but  there  was  no  help  for  it.  Among  his  duties  was  that  of 
enforcing  the  observance  of  the  Sabbath.  It  had  been  the  custom 
for  the  people  to  get  their  hay  in  on  Sunday  if  the  weather  was 
clear.  Mr.  Kirby  used  to  joke  with  the  neighbors  about  this, 
and  to  say  that  if  they  must  get  their  hay  in  on  the  Sabbath  to 
please  not  let  him  see  them  do  it,  or  he  would  have  to  take  notice 
of  it.  He  always  dressed  in  the  Quaker  garb,  and  attended  regu- 
larly the  meetings  of  the  Society  of  fViends.  He  died  April  ii, 
i860,  in  New  Bedford,  mourned  by  a  wide  circle  of  acquaintances 
and  friends.  Hannah  White  Kirby  died  Jan.  10,  1842,  "  aged 
75  yrs.  5  mo.  21  da."  (gravestone). 

[Jonathan  White  of  Westport,  ]\Iass.,  born ;  died  Nov.  21, 

1804,  was  the  only  son  of  William  White,  Jr.,  of  Dartmouth  and 
Abigail  Thurston.  He  married,  1756  (published  Jan.  i,  1756; 
Leonard  manuscript),  Abigail  White.  See  Descendants  of  Will- 
iam White  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.] 

Children  born  in  Dartmouth  (Dartmouth  records): 
72.       i.  Avary  Kirby,  b.  Oct.   13,  1792;  m.  (i)  Hannah  How- 
land  ;  m.  (2)  ]Mary  C.  Kirby. 
ii.  Abigail  W.  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  7,  1794;  d.  Sept.  27,  1874; 
m.,  Jan.  14,  1838,  as  second  wife,  Capt.  William  How- 
land  of  Dartmouth,  b.  Feb.  18,  1797;  d.  Feb.  28,  1873, 
son  of  Gilbert  Howland.     No  children. 
iii.  A  child,  b.  Jan.  25,  1799;  d.  soon. 

iv.  Lucretia  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  28,  1800;  d.  Nov.  12,  1872;  m., 

Nov.  19,  1833,  Alfred  Green,  a  prominent  builder  of 

New  Bedford,  Mass.       Children  born  in  New  Bedford; 

I.  Luthan  J.  Green,  b.  Nov.  27,  1836;  m.,  Jan.  10, 

i860,  Adcliza  Sherman,  b,  1832,  dau.  of  Justus 

Sherman  and  Clarissa  Gififord.  Children 

born  in  New  Bedford:    (i)  Alfred  ].,  h.  July 

10,  i860;  m.  Estelle  M.  Davenport;  (2)  Frank, 

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b.  Jan.  lo,  1869;  m.,  April  30,  1895,  Augusta 
M.  Ivliller  of  New  York  City;  is  a  physician, 
and  is  now  living  in  Peekskill,  N.  Y. 
'  2.  Hannah  Green,  b.  May  12,  1838;  not  married. 
V.  Hannah  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  28,  1800,  twin;  d.  Oct.  16,  1862. 

72.  Avary"  Kirby  (Luthan^,  Justus^  Nathaniel*,  Robert^ 
Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Dartmoutli,  Mass.,  born  Oct.  13,  1792; 
married  (i),  Nov.  25,  1813,  iiannah  Rowland,  born  May  3,  1792, 
daughter  of  John  Howland  of  Dartmouth  and  Anna  Howland. 
She  died  April  22,  1821,  and  he  married  (2),  Oct.  10,  1826,  at 
Dartmouth,  his  second  cousin,  Mary  C.  Kirby,  born  April  20, 
1803,  daughter  of  Wesson  Kirby,  jr.,  and  Joanna  Craw.  He 
went  to  sea  when  young,  but  aftersvard,  on  account  of  feeble 
health,  gave  up  a  seafaring  life,  and  became  a  farmer  in  Dart- 
mouth, where  for  many  years  he  was  a  member  of  the  school 
committee,  and  held  other  offices  of  trust.  He  died  June  5,  1851, 
in  Dartmouth,  IMass.  ivlrs.  Avary  Kirby  is  still  living  (1898), 
aged  ninety-five  years,  and  is  in  good  health  and  has  the  use  of 
all  her  faculties.  She  is  a  worthy  member  of  the  Friends  Society 
of  New  Bedford. 

[John  Howland,  born  April  17,  1761;  died  Sept.  22,  1854,  was 
the  son  of  Benjamin  Howland  of  Dartmouth  (born  April  25,  1727, 
son  of  Barnabas*,  Benjamin'',  Zoeth-,  Hcnry^)  and  Ann  Briggs, 
bom  1725.    He  married,  Nov.  29,  1786,  Anna  Howland,  daugh- 
ter of  Abraham  and  Ruth  Howland.] 
Children  by  his  first  wife : 
i.  Mehitable  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  12,  1814;  m.,  Dec.  19,  1840, 
Humphrey  Reed  of  New  Bedford,  b.  May  14,  18 14; 
d.  May  23,  1846.     She  died  June  25,  1871,  in  New 
Bedford.  Children  born  in  New  Bedford: 

1.  Hannah  Reed,  b.  Sept.  20,  1841;  m.  Cyrus  Lee 

of  New  Bedford;  no  children. 

2.  Louisa  Reed,  b.  Oct.  22,  1842;  d.  Sept.  8,  1868. 
ii.  Catherine  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  8,   1816;  m.,  Dec.  24.   1837, 

Moses  E.  Bartlett,  a  printer  of  New  Bedford,  b.  1816 
in  New  Hampshire;  d.  Feb.  28,  1847,  aged  thirty 
years.  She  died  Aug.  6,  1842,  in  New  Bedford. 
Children  born  in  New  Bedford: 

1.  Henry  Lindsley  Bartlett,  b.  Sept.  20,   1838;  d. 

Oct.  14,  1838. 

2.  Maria  Jackson   Bartlett,  b.   Jan.    16,    1841;   m., 

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Sept.  22,  1863,  John  Newell  Hibbard,  b.  Nov. 
19,  1833;   d.  Aug.  30,1878.     One  child:    (i) 
Catherine  Maria,  b.  Nov.  9,  1864. 
3.  Julia  Ann  Bartlett,  b.  July  15,  1842;  d.  Sept.  17, 
1896. 
iii.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.   May   17,   1819;  d.   Nov.  26,   1846;  m. 
Humphrey  Soule  of  New  Bedford,  b.  Oct.,  1819;  d. 
Feb.  14,  1893;  no  children. 
iv.  William  H.  Kirby,  b.  April  18,  1821;  d,  Oct.  28,  1821. 
By  his  second  wife: 
73.      V.  William  Avary  Kirby,  b.  Julv  3,    1827;  m,  Eliza  Ann 
Perry. 

73.  William  Avary^  Kirby  (Avary^  Luthan",  Justus^  Na- 
thanie]^  Robert^  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  New  Bedford,  Mass., 
born  July  3,  1827,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.  He  is  a  well-known  citi- 
zen of  New  Bedford  and  a  director  in  two  of  the  banks  in  that 
city,  A  Kirby  of  the  Kirbys — for  his  mother  also  w^as  a  Kirby 
— he  has  long  been  interested  in  the  history  and  genealogy  of 
his  branch  of  the  Kirbys  of  New  England,  and  his  knowledge 
of  the  same,  as  well  as  of  the  White  family  and  other  connected 
families,  is  extensive.  It  is  only  justice  to  him  to  say  that  most 
of  the  matter  relating  to  the  descendants  of  Richard  Kirby  of 
Sandwich,  Mass.,  has  been  obtained  from  him,  and  the  compiler 
wishes  here  to  acknowledge  the  obligation  he  is  under,  although 
he  has  already  done  so  in  the  introduction  to  this  work. 

William  A.  Kirby  married,  Dec.  17,  1848,  Eliza  Ann  Perry, 
born  July  20,  1828,  daughter  of  Phineas  Perry  of  Bourne,  Mass., 
and  Eliza  Bourne,  daughter  of  Job  Bourne  of  Bourne,  Mass. 
One  child: 

i.  Amy  Ann  Kirby,  b.  May  25,  1853,  in  New  Bedford,  Mass.; 
not  married. 

[Perry  Lineage: 

I.  John  Perry,  brother  of  Edward  Perry  of  Sandwich,  Mass. 
He  settled  in  Sandwich. 

n.  Ezra  Perry  of  Sandwich,  second  son  of  John;  married,  Feb. 
12,  165 1,  Elizabeth  Burgess,  only  daughter  of  Thomas  and  Dor- 
othy Burgess  of  Sandwich. 

HI.  John  Perry  of  Monument,  now  Bourne,  Afass.,  second  son 
of  Ezra,  born  Jan.  i,  1656-57;  married  Hannah . 

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IV.  Dea.  Elijah  Perry  of  Bourne,  Mass.,  second  son  of  John; 
married  Hannah  Damon,  born  1672,  daughter  of  John  Damon 
of  Scituate  and  Martha  Rowland,  daughter  of  Arthur  Rowland 
of  Marshfield.  He  was  a  miller  and  farmer.  His  grist-mill  was 
on  the  stream  which  runs  near  the  residence  of  ]\Ir.  Chamberlain, 
about  midway  between  Monument  Beach  and  the  depot  at  Bourne, 
Mass.  Children:    (i)  Elijah,  who  removed  to  Middleboro, 

Mass.;  (2)  Joshua,  who  married  Patience ;  (3)  Phineas,  who 

removed  to  Rutland,  Vt.;  (4)  Martha,  who  married  Dennis  Rob- 
bins;  (5)  Caleb,  who  married  Thankful  Bliss  of  Barnstable;  (6) 
Hannah,  who  married  Jabez  Swift  of  Falmouth,  Mass.;  (7)  John, 
b.  July,  1740. 

V.  John  Perry  of  Bourne,  Mass.,  youngest  son  of  Dea.  Elijah, 
born  July,  1740;  died  May  11,  1809;  married,  July  26,  1763, 
Bathsheb'a  Gibbs,  born  Aug.  29,  1740,  in  Wareham,  Mass. 
Children:  (i)  Hannah,  b.  May  26.  1764;  m.  Benjamin  Bourne  of 
Wareham,  son  of  Ebenezer;  (2)  Sylvanus,  b.  April  25,  1766;  (3) 
John,  b.  Aug.  23,  176S;  m.  Mary  Swift  of  Falmouth,  Mass.;  (4) 
Martha,  b.  Feb.  24,  1771 ;  m.  Capt.  William  Bourne  of  Falmouth, 
Mass.;  (5)  Bathsheba,  b.  May  6,  1773;  m.  William  Perry;  (6) 
Elijah,  b.  June  5,  1776;  m.  Lydia  Bourne;  (7)  Delie,  or  Deliver- 
ance, b.  Nov.  10,  1778;  m.  John  Bourne. 

VI.  Sylvanus  Perry  of  Bourne,  Mass.,  eldest  son  of  John,  born 
April  25,  1766;  died'  Jan.  18,  1845;  married  Abigail  Gibbs  of 
Wareham,  Mass.,  who  died  Feb.  11,  1845.  He  was  a  farmer 
and  miller  of  Monument,  now  Bourne,  Mass.  He  lived  in  the 
house  which  is  now  owned  by  Mr.  Chamberlain.  Children: 
(i)  Phineas,  b.  1792;  (2)  Jerusha,  b.  May  6,  1793;  m.,  1816,  Par- 
don Packard;  (3)  Hannah,  b.  May  26,  1796;  m.  Nathan  Morgan; 

(4)  Reman,  b.  ;  d.  June  30,  1870;  (5)  Abigail  T.,  b.  1806, 

d.  1S64,  m.,  as  second  wife,  Reman  Hinds. 

VII.  Phineas  Perry  of  Bourne,  Mass.,  eldest  son  of  Sylvanus, 
born  1792;  died  June  3,  1839;  married  Eliza  Bourne,  bom  March 
17,  1803;  died  Aug.  17,  1888,  daughter  of  Job  Bourne  of  Bourne, 
Mass.  Fie  was  a  farmer  and  miller  of  Bourne,  Mass.,  and  a  sol- 
dier in  the  war  of  1812.  Children:  (i)  Eliza  Ann,  b.  July 
20,  1828;  m.,  Dec.  17,  1848,  William  A.  Kirby  of  New  Bedford; 
(2)  Abigail,  b.  April  17,  1831;  m.  Frederick  B.  Sylvester,  b.  Oct. 
I,  1830;  d.  May  i,  1893;  (3)  Cordelia  F.,  m.,  Sept.  20,  1851,  Still- 
man  S.  Ryder  of  Bourne,  Mass. ;  (4)  Rebecca  B.,  b.  July  27,  1838  ; 
m.,  Dec.  22,  1858,  John  C.  Sylvester.] 

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G9.  Abner*^  Kirby  (Justus^  Nathaniel^  Robert,  Richard^ 
Richard^)  of  Norridgewock,  Somerset  County,  Me.;  born  July 
10,  1771,  in  Westport,  Mass.  He  removed  to  Norridgewock, 
Me.,  where  he  died  July  21,  1841.  He  married  (i),  May  12,  1796, 
in  Westport,  Mass.,  Thankful  Soule,  daughter  of  Joseph  Soule 
of  \\''estport;  married  (2)  widow  Nancy  (Hume)  Crosby.  Chil- 
dren by  his  first  wife: 

i.  Phoebe  Kirby,  b.  Feb.   18,   1798;  d.   May  31,   1880,  in 
New  Bedford,  Mass.;  m.  (i)  David  Kempton  of  New 
Bedford;  m.  (2)  Cyrus  Macomber  of  New  Bedford. 
7-i.      ii.  David  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  5,  1799;  m.  Ada  Mitchell. 

iii.  Dorothy  Kirby,  b.  June  12,  1802;  d.  Sept.  5,  1889;  m. 
Joseph  Burr  of  Westport,  Mass.,  b.  Dec.  31,  1798; 
d.  Aug.  13,  1875.  Children: 

1.  Dorothy  Burr,  b.  1821;  m.,  Sept.  25,  1840,  Til- 

linghast  Kirby  of  Westport,  Mass.,  son  of 
Silas  Kirby  and  Patience  Sherman.  (See 
page  260.) 

2.  Joseph  Burr. 

3.  Nancy  H.  Burr,  b.  1831;  d.  Nov.  13,  1890;  not 

married. 
'i'5.     iv.  Justus  Kirby,  b.  Dec,  1805;  m.  Mary  Chapin. 

V.  Catherine  Kirby,  b.  ^March,  1808;  d.  Dec.  3,  1874;  m., 
1828  (published  Feb.  22,  1828),  Abner  Tripp  of  West- 
port,  Mass.,  b.  June  20,  1803;  d.  July  i,  1844.  Chil- 
dren: 

1.  David  K.  Tripp,  b.  Aug.   10,   1830;  d.  Dec.  5, 

1876;  m.,  June  10,  1857,  Angenette  Willcox, 
dau.  of  William  Willcox  and  Hannah  Potter, 
and  granddaughter  of  Wesson  Potter  of 
Westport  and  Mary  Kirby,  the  dau.  of  Na- 
thaniel Kirby  of  Westport.    (See  page  250.) 

2.  Hannah  M.  Tripp,  b.   1834;  d.  April   14,    1877, 

aged  forty-three  years;  m.  Frank  Bailey,  b. 
Sept.,  1822;  d.  Nov.  20,  1866. 
By  his  second  wife: 
76.     v'i.  Abner  Kirby,  b.  April  11,  1818;  m.  (i)  Rebecca  Chase; 
m.  (2)  Mary  Chase;  m.  (3)  Letitia  R.  Chase. 

74.  David^  Kirby  (Abner«,  Justus',  Nathaniel*,  Robert',  Rich- 
ard^  Richard^),  born  Sept.  15,  1799,  in  Norridgewock,  Me.;  died 

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1872;  married  Ada   ■Mitchell,  born  June   12,   1799;  died  Feb.  2, 
1866.  Children: 

i.  Thankful  Kirby,  b,  Aug.  6,  1822;  m.  Addison  P.  Ches- 
ley  of  Minneapolis,  Minn.  Children: 

1.  Justus  Chesley. 

2.  Helen  Chesley. 

3.  Tena  Chesley. 

4.  Cass  Chesley. 

5.  Gilbert  Chesley. 

ii.  Eliza  Case  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  28,  1824,  in  Stark,  Somerset 
County,  Me.;  m.,  in  1842,  at  Lincoln  Center,  Me., 
Philip  Bradieu,  who  died  in  1859  at  Lincoln,  Me. 
She  died  in  1889  at  Lincoln,  Me.  Children  born  in 
Lincoln  Center,  Me.: 

1.  Charles  H.  Bradieu,  b.   1844;  is  living,  unmar- 

ried, in  Elmira,  N.  Y. 

2.  Ada  A.  Bradieu,  b.  1846;  m.  W.  H.  Parcher  of 

Boston,  Mass. 

3.  Hollis  K,  Bradieu,  b.  1849;  i^ot  married. 

4.  Frank  P.  Bradieu,  b.  1852;  m.  Emma  Whittier. 

He  lives  in  Lincoln,  Me. 

5.  Gilbert  K.  Bradieu,  b.  1855;  is  married,  and  lives 

in  Boston,  Mass. 

6.  Ella  Bradieu,  b.  1858;  m.  Isaac  Webber  of  Bos- 

ton, Mass.,  nho  died  in  1887.    She  died  June, 
1897,  in  Boston,  Mass. 
77.     iii.  Gilbert  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  28,  1826;  m.  Caroline  D.  Briggs. 
iv.  David  Kirby,  b.  March  24,  1829. 
V.  Justus  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  14,  1832. 
vi.  Mary  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  24,  1836;  m.  J.  B.  Foss. 

77,  Gilbert^  Kirby  (David^  Abner^  Justus',  Nathaniel*, 
Robert^,  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Denver,  Col.,  born  Feb.  28,  1826, 
in  Stark,  Me. ;  married,  Aug.  28,  1858,  Caroline  D.  Briggs,  born 
March  31,  1826,  in  Winn,  Me.,  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Sally 
Briggs.  Gilbert  Kirby  for  many  years  carried  on  a  mercantile 
business  at  Lincoln  Center,  Me.,  but  has  now  retired,  and  is  re- 
siding in  Denver,  Col.  Children: 

i.  Fenno  G.  Kirby,  b.  June  21,  1859,  in  ^Tattawankeag,  Me.; 
m.,  Feb.  12,  1890,  Josephine  Gerl.  He  is  now  living  in 
Denver,  Col. 

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ii.  Willis  B.  Kirby,  b.  June  22,  1S62,  in  Lincoln,  Me. 
iii.  Letitia  Kirby,  b.  July  18,  1864. 

iv.  Laura  Kirby,  b.  June  7,  1867;  d. . 

V.  Nellie  Kirby,  b.  April  3,  1870;  m.,  Aug.  8,  1893,  William 

Cordingly.    They  are  now  living  in  Denver,  Col. 
vi.  Carrie  Kirby,  b.  March  9,  1873;  m.,  ^^larch  29,  1891,  A. 

Mason  Brand  of  Denver,  Col.     One  child: 
I.  Georgia  Brand,  b.  June  9,  1892. 

T5.  Justus'  Kirby  (Abner^  Justus',  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard-,  Richard^  of  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  born  Dec.  6,  1805.  in 
Somerset  County,  Me.  He  lived  many  years  in  Newport,  :Me., 
from  whence  he  removed,  in  1852,  to  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  where 
he  died  July  19,  1884.  He  married,  :March,  1826,  Mary  Chapin, 
born  Aug.  23.  1808,  daughter  of  Nathan  Chapin.  She  died  June 
4,  1869,  in  Milwaukee,  Wis.  Children  born  in  Newport,  :sle.: 

i.  Mary  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  30,  1826;  d.  Dec.  31,  1891; 

not  married. 
ii.  HoUis  Bohman  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  22,  1830;  d.  Dec.  20,  1872, 
in  Milwaukee,  Wis.;  m.  (i)  Charlotte  Chase;  m.  (2)  ^lar- 
garet  Horton.         Children: 

1.  Hollis  Bohman  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  Nov.  3,  1880. 

2.  Florence  Hope  Kirby. 

3.  William  Horton  Kirby. 

iii,  Sarah  Maria  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  soon. 

iv.  Edward  Justus  Kirby,  b.  ;  d.  soon. 

V.  Sarah  Augusta  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  soon. 

vi.  Frederick  Harvey  Kirby,  b. ;  d.  soon. 

vii.  Eliza  Ann  Kirby,  b.  May  7,  1844;  m.,  Feb.  17,  1869,  in 
Milwaukee,  Wis.,  Capt.  Warren  Luther  Shields,  b.  June 
8,  1833,  son  of  Simon  Shields  and  Sarah  W^arner.  He  is 
a  captain  on  the  Lakes  and  now  resides  in  Wauwatosa, 
Wis.  Children  born -in  Milwaukee: 

1.  Etta  Jane  Shields,  b.  Jan.  30,  1870. 

2.  Ada  Eliza  Shields,  b.  Nov.  2j,  1872. 

viii.  Frances  Maria  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  7,  1846;  d.  June  28,  1892, 
in  Milwaukee,  Wis.;  m.  Albert  Foster  Graham  of  Mil- 
waukee, Wis.  Children: 

1.  Edward  Justus  Graham,  b. ;  m.,  Sept.  18,  1895, 

Annie  McCreath. 

2.  Ella  Louise  Graham. 

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3.  P^rances  May  Graham. 

4.  Warren  Albert  Graham. 

ix.  Kate  Augusta  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  11,  1849;  "^v  June  5,  1870, 
Frederick  Crocker,  b.  Oct.,  1844;  d.  Jan.  29,  1890,  in 
Carthage,  Mo.  She  died  Aug.  5,  1873,  leaving  two 
children: 

1.  Ida  May  Crocker,  b.  June  3,  1870;  m.,  Dec.  24, 

1890,  Dr.  C.  B.  Hussey  of  Carthage,  Mo.    One 
child:   (i)  Frederick  C.,  b.  Sept.  10,  1893. 

2.  Harry  Crocker,  b.  Aug.,  1873;  d.  Oct.,  1873. 

76.  Abner'  Kirby  (Abner',  Justus',  Nathaniel*,  Robert', 
Richard^,  Richard*)  of  Milwaukee,  Wis.,  born  April  ii,  1818,  in 
Norridgewock,  Me.  He  received  a  meagre  education  in  his 
native  town,  and  learned  the  jewelry  trade  in  Skowhegan  and 
Bangor,  Me.  In  1844  he  removed  to  Wisconsin,  and  erected  a 
small  store  in  ^Milwaukee.  His  business  thrift,  industry,  and  keen 
appreciation  of  the  possibilities  of  the  Territory  of  Wisconsin  en- 
abled him  to  rise  to  prominence  and  affluence.  He  was  the  founder 
of  the  Kirby,  Carpenter  Company,  one  of  the  largest  lumber 
manufacturing  concerns  in  the  United  States.  The  output  of  this 
company  in  1894  was  150,000,000  feet  of  lumber.  He  built  and 
owned  the  "  Kirby  House  "  in  ^Milwaukee,  Wis.,  and  the  "  Kirby 
House  "  in  Menominee,  Ivlich.  He  was  the  first  person  to  use 
steam  upon  the  great  lakes.  His  vessel,  "  The  Cream  City,"  so 
equipped  in  1862,  was  the  marvel  of  the  day.  He  was  elected 
Mayor  of  Milwaukee  in  1864,  and  served  one  term,  but  declined 
a  renomination.  At  the  time  of  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War, 
being  too  old  for  active  service,  and  his  application  as  a  volunteer 
having  been  refused,  he  raised  and  equipped  at  his  own  expense 
an  entire  company.  He  was  always  noted  for  his  public  spirit 
and  generosity.  Although  a  firm  Democrat,  none  mourned  the 
death  of  President  Lincoln  more  than  he.  When  Richmond  sur- 
rendered— he  then  being  Mayor  of  Milwaukee — he  issued  an 
order  to  his  chief  of  police  that  is  still  remembered  in  the  city: 
"  William,  the  war  is  over.  Let  us  have  a  celebration,  and  arrest 
every  able-bodied  man  who  is  sober  by  night." 

Abner  Kirby  died  Sept.  21,  1893,  in  ^Milwaukee,  Wis.  He  was 
married  three  times.  He  married  (i)  Rebecca  Chase;  married 
(2)  Mary  Chase;  married  (3),  Oct.  8,  1854,  in  Amsterdam,  N.  Y., 
Letitia  R.  Chase,  born  Feb.  3,  1833,  who  survives  him. 

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Children  by  his  third  wife,  born  in  ■Milwaukee: 
i.  Welcome'u.  Kirby,  b.  July  17,  1855;  m.,  Dec.  31,  1879,  in 
Milwaukee,  Wis.,  Mary  E.  Bercry,  b.  Jan.  ii,  1856,  in 
Rochester,  N.  Y.,  dau.  of  Edward  and  Jane  Bercry  of 
Milwaukee.  He  is  a  publisher,  and  resides  in  Milwaukee, 
Wis.  Children  born  in  Milwaukee: 

1.  Welcome  B.  Kirby,  b.  May  14,  1883. 

2.  Oak  A.  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  3,  1885. 

ii.  Oak  A.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  8,  1856;  m.,  Dec.  i,  1884,  Edna 

Haight;  no  children. 
iii.  Grace  Azalyn   Kirby,   b.    May   26,    1858;   m.    George    R. 

Houghton  of  Milwaukee,  Wis.  Children: 

1.  Lawrence  Kempton  Houghton,  b.  Feb.  19,  1878. 

2.  Kirby  Houghton,  b.  Aug.  11,  1879. 

3.  Howard  Warren  Houghton,  b.  May  18,  1880. 

4.  George  Houghton,  b.  Aug.  21,  1882. 

iv.  Susan   F.    Kirby,   b.   Aug.    18,    i860;   m.    Hugh    Leander 
Adams,  who  is  now  dead.  Children: 

1.  Hugh  Leander  Adams,  b.  Aug.  2,  1882. 

2.  Letitia  Kirby  Adams,  b.  Sept.  22,  1884. 

3.  Azalyn  Bernice  Adams,  b.  Feb.  28, . 

V.  Maud  A.  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  25,  1866;  m.,  Oct.  16,  1890,  Ceilan 
Cass  Hendee  of  Milwaukee,  Wis.     One  child: 
I.  Abner  Cass  Hendee,  b.  Oct.  i,  1891. 

70.  Lydia^  Kirby  (Justus',  Nathaniel*,  Robert^  Richard^ 
Richard^),  born  Feb.  23,  1774,  in  Westport,  Mass.;  married,  Jan. 
12,  1794  (Westport  record),  Luthan  Tripp,  born  Aug.  6,  1767, 
a  farmer  of  Westport.  She  died  Sept.  24,  1843.  Luthan  Tripp 
died  Feb.  10,  1850.    They  were  buried  at  Westport.  Children 

bom  in  Westport: 

i.  Cynthia  Tripp,  b.  1800:  d.  April  18,  1803. 
ii.  Rev.  Gideon  Tripp,  b.  Sept.  4,  1805;  d.  Dec.  13,  1879;  m. 
(i)  Phcebe  Chase,  b.  Dec.  i,  1804;  d.  March  28,  1S66, 

dau.  of  William  Chase.    He  married  (2)  Gammons. 

Children: 

I.  Luthan  D.  Tripp,  b.  Aug.  9,  1826;  d.  Dec.  6,  1887; 
m.  Julia  Ann  Sherman,  b.  Dec.  26,  1827.  He  was 
a  farmer  in  Westport,  Mass.  Children  born 

in  Westport:    (i)  Charles  F.,  b.  about  1853;  m. 
Harriet  Macomber,  dau.   of  Daniel   Macomber; 

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(2)  Clara  B.,  b.  1856;  d.  1864;  (3)  Philip  S.,  b. 
1870. 
2.  Mary  Jane  Tripp,  b.  1829. 


71.     EHzabeth"  Kirby  (Justus^,  Nathaniel*,  Robert',  Richard^, 

Richard^),  born  Oct.  i,  1781,  in  Westport,  jMass.;  married,  Xov. 

2,  1807  (Westport  record),  Robert  Sherman,  born  1785,  son  of 

Preserved  Sherman.     He  was  a  farmer  of  Westport,  where  he 

died  Aug.  5,  1821,  aged  thirty-six  years  (gravestone).    Elizabeth 

Kirby  Sherman  died  June  3,  1866.         Children  born  in  Westport: 

i,  Justus  Sherman,  b.  June  8,  1808;  d.  Feb.   15,  1891,  aged 

81  yrs.  6  mo.  7  da.  (gravestone);  m.  Clarissa  GifTord,  b. 

July  4,  1806;  d.  Aug.  2,  1885,  aged  79  yrs.  and  29  days 

(gravestone).    He  was  a  farmer  in  Westport,  Mass.  They 

had  a  daughter: 

I.  Adeliza  Sherman,  b.   1832;  m.,  Jan.   10,   i860,  her 

second  cousin,  Luthan  J.  Green  of  New  Bedford, 

b.  Nov.  2y,  1836,  son  of  Alfred  Green  and  Lu- 

cretia    Kirby,    dau.    of   Luthan.      (See   previous 

page.) 

ii.  Catherine  Sherman,  b.  Jan.,  1812;  d.  Sept.  9,  1893,  aged 

81  yrs.  and  8  m.o.  (gravestone);  m.  Stephen  Cornell  of 

Westport,  Mass.,  b.  1806;  d.  Dec.  17,  1866,  aged  60  yrs. 

and  22  days  (gravestone).         Children  bom  in  Westport: 

1.  Mary  A.  Cornell,  t.  Oct.  25,  1837;  d.  Jan.  13,  1855. 

2.  Robert  I.  Cornell. 

3.  Ruth  E.  Cornell,  b. ;  m.,  Jan.  13,  186S,  W.  E. 

Bradley  of  New  Bedford,  Mass. 

4.  William  S.  Cornell,  b.  184-I;  m.,  Jan.  2,  1871,  :Mary 

Frances  Larnyon,  b.  1849,  dau.  of  Thomas  Lam- 
yon.  He  is  a  farmer  in  Westport,  Mass. 
iii.  James  Hars^ey  Sherman,  b.  1816;  d.  Dec.  13,  1893,  in  New 
Bedford,  Mass.;  m.  (i)  Adaline  Brownell,  b.  1822;  d. 
1852;  m.  (2)  Phoebe  Sherman,  b.  1825.  For  the  last 
forty  years  of  his  life  he  resided  in  New  Bedford,  One 
child: 

I.  Charles  Sherman,  b.  1847;  d.  1885;  m.  Dora  Allen. 
They  had  a  son,  Gifton,  v.ho  is  now  a  real  estate 
broker  in  New  Bedford,  Mass. 
iv.  Robert  Allen  Sherman,  b.  1819;  m.,  Nov.  28,  1841,  Eliza 
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Russell  Himes,  b.  1822.     He  is  a  builder  and  contractor 
of  note  in  New  Bedford,  Mass.    One  child: 
I.  Clarence  R.  Sherman. 


1.?.  Ichabod*  Kirby  (Robert^  Richard',  Richard^)  of  West- 
port,  Mass.,  married,  Feb.  21,  1732-33  (11  mo.  21  da.  1732;  Dart- 
mouth monthly  meeting  record),  Rachel  Allen,  bom  May  2,  1782, 
daughter  of  Joseph  Allen,  Jr.,  of  Dartmouth.  He  lived  in  that 
part  of  Dartmouth  which  afterward  became  the  town  of  West- 
port,  where  in  1737  he  was  surveyor  of  highways,  and  in  1744  was 
chosen  constable,  but  declined  to  serve.  He  died  probably  in 
1794.  His  will,  dated  March  29,  1788,  mentions  his  wife  Rachel, 
his  son  John  Kirby,  his  son  David  Kirby,  his  daughter  Ruhamer 
Wilbor,  and  his  daughter  Rachel  Kirby;  mentions  also  '"my 
three  grandsons  Humphrey  Kirby  and  Robert  Kirby,  sons  of  my 
son  John  Kirby,  and  Ichabod  Wilbor  the  son  of  my  dau.  Ruhamer 
Wilbor."  He  also  leaves  to  his  five  granddaughters  (names  not 
mentioned)  a  small  bequest  apiece.  Witnesses:  Elijah  Giftord, 
Richard  Kirby,  and  Richard  Kirby,  Jr. 

What  is  believed  to  have  been  Ichabod  Kirby 's  house  in  West- 
port  is  still  standing,  although  som.ewhat  altered.  "The  stone 
fire-place  formerly  occupied  the  whole  of  the  north  end  of  the 
house.  There  was  a  door  on  either  side  near  the  fire-place  so 
that  they  could  take  a  horse  and  draw  a  log  into  the  house  and 
put  one  end  in  the  fire-place,  and  then,  when  it  was  burned  off, 
move  the  log  in  again  until  it  was  consumed." 

Children  born  in  Westport  (Dartmouth  records): 

78.  i.  John  Kirby,  b.  Jan,  5,  1734;  m.  Phoebe  Wait. 

ii.  Ruhamah  Kirby,  b.  May  9,   1737;  m.,  June  31,   1763, 
Ebenczer  Wilbor  of  Little  Compton,  R.  L      Children: 

1.  Ichabod  Wilbor. 

2.  Temperance  Wilbor,  b. ;  m.  George  Soule. 

3.  Elizabeth  Wilbor,  b. ;  m.  David  Briggs. 

79.  iii.  David  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  16,  1740;  m.  Martha  Soule. 

iv.  Rachel  Kirby,  b.  April  21,  1747;  not  married.  In  her 
will,  dated  Oct.  5,  1812,  and  proved  Oct.  6,  1818.  she 
mentions  her  "  cousins  "  :  Ichabod  Wilbor;  Elizabeth 
Brigrgs,  wife  of  David;  Humphrey  Kirby;  Rebecca 
Browncll,  wife  of  Jeremiah;  Ichabod,  son  of  her 
brother,  David  Kirby;  and  Sibyl  White. 

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DESCENDANTS     OF     RICHARD      KIRBY 

78.  John'  Kirby  (Ichabod*,  Robert^  Richard^  Richard^)  of 
Westport,  Mass.,  born  Jan.  5,  1734,  in  that  part  of  Dartmouth 
which  afterward  became  Westport;  married,  in  1754  (published 
Jan.  II,  1754;  Dartmouth  record),  Phcebe  Wait,  daughter  of 
Reuben  Wait.  His  will,  made  in  1809,  mentions  his  son  Hum- 
phrey Kirby;  his  daughter  Rebecca  Brownell,  wife  of  Jeremiah; 
his  grandson  Silas  Brownell;  and  his  daughter-in-law  Hannah 
Kirby.  Children  born  in  Westport: 

i.' Humphrey   Kirby,   b.   ;   d.    1835,   without   issue,   and 

probably  unmarried.  In  his  will,  dated  Aug.  26,  1824, 
and  proved  May  5,  1835,  he  mentions  his  sister  Rebecca 
Brownell;  Phoebe  Cornell,  wife  of  Giles;  Silas,  Henry, 
and  Elijah  Brownell,  sons  of  Perry  Brownell;  Elizabeth 
Russell  Brownell,  daughter  of  Perry;  Humphrey  Kirby 
Brownell  and  David  Brownell,  sons  of  David;  and  David 
Brownell,  son  of  Jeremiah. 

ii.  Robert  Kirby,  b.  ;  d.   1804;  m.,  Oct.  5,  1786,  Anna 

Anthony.  Plis  estate  was  administered  in  1804  by  his 
widow,  Anna.     They  probably  had  no  children. 

iii.  Rebecca    Kirby,   b.   ;    m.,    Nov.    19,    1789,   Jeremiah 

Brownell  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.  Children: 

1.  David  Brownell,  b.  ;  m.,  and  had:  (i)  Hum- 

phrey K.,  (2)  David. 

2.  Silas  Brownell. 

3.  Perry  Brownell,  b. ;  m.,  and  had:  (i)  Elizabeth 

R.,  (2)  Silas,  (3)  Henry,  (4)  Elijah. 


79.  David'  Kirby  (Ichabod*,  Robert^  Richard=,  Richard^)  of- 
Westport,  !\Iass.,  born  Aug.  16,  1740;  married,  April  21,  1763 
(Dartmouth  record),  at  Tiverton,  R.  I.,  Martha  Soule,  daughter 
of  Benjamin  Soule.  He  inherited  the  hom.estead  farm  of  his 
father,  and  built  an  addition  to  the  old  house  on  the  north  side, 
against  the  old  stone  chimney.  He  was  a  Revolutionary  soldier, 
and  marched  to  Roxbury,  April  21,  1775,  in  Captain  Pope's  com- 
pany, (See  "  History  of  New  Bedford,"  by  Ellis,  p.  68.)  In  his 
will,  made  in  1832,  he  mentions  his  wife,  Martha  Soule,  and  his 
children,  Ichabod  Kirby  and  Sibyl  White.  Children  born  in 

Westport  (Dartmouth  records): 

i.  Sibyl  Kirby,  b.  Jan.  8,  1764;  m.,  1786  Cpublished  Feb.  11, 
1786;  Leonard),  Humphrey  White,  son  of  Jonathan  and 

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Abigail  White  of  Dartmouth.    (See  Descendants  of  Will- 
iam White  of  Dartmouth.)     One  child: 
I.  Elizabeth  White. 
ii.  Ichabod  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  21,  1782.    The  Leonard  manuscript 
says  that  he  married  Abigail  Allen,  dau.  of  William  Allen. 

13,     Recompence*    Kirby    (Robert^,    Richard-,    Richard^)    of 

Dartmouth,  Mass.,  born ;  married,  Dec.  16,  1736  (Leonard), 

Rebecca  Cornell,  born  March  9,  1718,  daughter  of  William  Cor- 
nell and  Mehitable  Fish.  He  was  chosen  constable  of  Dartmouth 
in  1758,  but  declined  to  serve.  In  his  will,  dated  Sept.  17,  1771, 
he  mentions  his  wife  Rebecca,  his  son  Stephen  Kirby,  his  daugh- 
ter Patience  Wait,  and  his  son-in-law  Jeremiah  Wait.  Chil- 
dren born  in  Dartmouth: 

i.  Patience  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  4,  1731;  m.,  Dec.  29,  1754,  Jere- 
miah Wait.     (The   Dartmouth  Town   Records   state 
that  she  was  the  daughter  of  Recompence  and  Re- 
becca Kirby,  and  that  she  was  born  in  1731.    Unless 
Recompence  Kirby  had  a  former  wife  by  name  of  Re- 
becca, the  year  1731  must  be  a  clerical  error  for  1737, 
or  the  last  figure  of  the  original  entry  has  become 
partially  obliterated.) 
80.      ii.  Stephen  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  13,  1742;  m.  Sarah  Lawrence, 
iii.  Daniel  Kirby,  b.  May  5,  1746;  d.  probably  before  1771. 
iv.  Rebecca  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  4,  1751;  d.  probably  before  1771. 

80.  Stephen'  Kirby  (Recompence*,  Robert^  Richard",  Rich- 
ard^) of  W'estport,  Mass.,  born  Dec.  13,  1742;  married,  Aug.  9, 
1781,  Sarah  Lawrence,  daughter  of  Isaac  Lawrence  of  Ports- 
mouth, R.  I.  He  died  about  1807,  leaving  a  good  estate.  Chil- 
dren born  in  W'estport  (Leonard): 

i.  Ruth  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  21,  1782;  m.,  Feb.  8,  1801,  Stephen 
Cornell  of  Westport,  Mass.,  b.  Feb.  5,  1774,  son  of  Thomas 
Cornell.  Children  born  in  Westport: 

1.  William  Cornell,  b.  Aug.  13,  1801. 

2.  Stephen  K.  Cornell,  b.  Feb.  9,  1808;  d.  Dec.   17, 

1868,  aged  sixty  years. 

3.  Catherine  Cornell,  b.  April  21,  181 1. 

ii.  Stephen  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  28,  1788;  m.,  May  26,  1812,  Amy 

Sisson. 
iii.  Rebecca  Kirby,  b.  April  23,  1789;  m.,  Oct.  11,  1808,  Wing 

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Howland  of  Westport,  r^Iass.,  b.  Aug.  19,  17S7;  d.  March 
23,  1847,  in  New  Bedford.  Children: 

1.  Stephen  Kirby  Howland,  b.  ;  m.,  and  had  a 

dau.,  who  married  Perry  G.  Potter  of  Westport. 

2.  Alexander   Kirby   Rowland,   b.    1822;   d.    Dec.    30, 

1857;  m.  Jerusha  S.  Tripp,  dau.  of  Jotham  and 
Elizabeth  Tripp  of  Westport.  Children:    (i) 

Edward  S.,  b.  Sept.  30,   1850;  (2)  Emerson  T., 
b.  July  II,  1852;  (3)  Benjamin  W.,  b.  Dec.  24, 

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iv.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  March  22,  1790;   m.,  Dec.  13,1812,  (Leon- 
ard) Jireh  Brownell  of  Westport. 

I'i.  Silas*  Kirby  (Robert^  Richard%  Richard^  of  Dartmouth, 
Mass.,  born ;  married,  Feb.  8,  1742  (Friends'  monthly  meet- 
ing, Dartmouth),  Elizabeth  Russell,  daughter  of  Jonathan  and 
Judith  Russell  of  Dartm.outh.  He  inherited  the  southern  portion 
of  the  homestead  farm,  near  Noquechuck  River;  was  constable 
in  1755,  and  surveyor  in  1772  and  1774.  In  1781  he  was  one  of 
the  town  committee  of  Dartmouth  to  raise  money  for  men  called 
for  by  the  General  Court  of  ;Massachusetts.  He  died  in  1785, 
for  his  will  was  dated  June  27,  1785,  and  was  probated  Oct.  4th 
of  the  same  year.  In  his  will  he  mentions  his  wife  Elizabeth,  his 
son  Nathaniel,  his  grandson  Restcome,  and  his  granddaughters, 
Barsheba  Kirby  and  Sarah  Kirby,  sisters  of  Restcome.  He 
mentions  also,  "  My  daughter-in-law  Elizabeth  Kirby,  my  son 
Barnabas'  widow;  my  grandson  Berhebas,  Nathaniel's  son;  my 
granddaughters  Barsheba  Kirby  and  Sarah  Kirby,  sisters  of  Rest- 
come." Witnesses:  Timothy  Gifford,  Jonathan  Russell,  Richard 
Kirby.           Children  born  in  Dartmouth: 

81.  i.  Silas  Kirby  (supposed  son  of  Silas  and  Elizabeth  Kirby), 

b, ;  m.  Susanna  Rogers. 

82.  ii.  Barnabas  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  2,  1744;  m.  Elizabeth  Allen. 
iii.  Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  2,  1744,  twin  with  Barnabas. 
iv.  Judah  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  22,  1745;  m.,  May  2,  1792,  Thomas 

Allen,  b.  Jan.  5,   1743,  son  of  Prince  and  Deborah 
Allen. 
V.  Deborah  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  27,  1748;  not  married. 

83.  vi.  Nathaniel  Kirby,  b.  March  20,  1750;  m.  Hannah  Allen. 

81.  Silas'  Kirby  (Silas*,  Robert^  Richa^d^  Richard^)  of  Dart- 
mouth, Mass.,  supposed  eldest  son  of  Silas  and  Elizabeth  Kirby, 

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married,  July  13,  1777  (Dartmouth  record),  Susanna  Rogers  of 
Dartmouth.  No  record  of  his  birth  has  been  found,  and  he  is  not 
mentioned  in  the  will  of  Silas  Kirby,  Sr.;  nevertheless,  it  is  be- 
lieved that  he  was  the  eldest  son  of  the  latter,  for  his  name  and 
designation,  "  Silas  Kirby,  Jr.,"  indicates  relationship  to  Silas 
Kirby,  Sr.  Besides,  he  lived  in  the  fork  of  Xociuechuck  River, 
where  Robert  Kirby  held  land,  which  he  bequeathed  to  his  chil- 
dren. There  is  also  a  place  for  him  as  the  eldest  child  among  the 
children  of  Robert  Kirby 's  son  Silas,  but  not  among  the  children 
of  any  other  son  of  Robert  Kirby;  and,  furthermore,  an  examina- 
tion of  the  table  of  the  children  of  Silas  Kirby,  Sr.,  awakens  the 
suspicion  that  there  was  a  child  born  to  him  before  the  birth  of 
the  tvv-ins,  Barnabas  and  Elizabeth.  ^Moreover,  if  the  eldest  child 
of  Silas  Kirby,  Sr.,  then  the  fact  of  his  not  being  mentioned  in 
his  father's  will  is  readily  accounted  for  by  the  supposition  that 
he  had  already  received  his  portion  of  inheritance. 

The  Dartmouth  Town  Records  state  that  "  Silas  Kirby,  Jr., 
and  Susanna  Rogers,  both  of  Dartmouth,  were  married  July  13, 
1777."  The  land  records  of  Dartmouth  show  that  he  bought, 
in  1778,  of  Hezekiah  and  Margaret  Davis  thirty  acres  in  the 
forks  of  Noquechuck  River,  and  that  in  1782  he  bought  twenty 
acres  more  in  the  same  locality — said  land  being  sold  by  "  the 
Proprietors  of  Dartmouth  to  Silas  Kirby,  the  second,"  and  is 
described  as  bounded  by  "  Allen's  land  north,  Christopher 
Mason's  land  east  and  Kirby's  own  land  south."  In  1787  he 
sold  the  above  land,  with  dwelling  house  and  barn,  to  Simeon 
Chase  of  Dartmouth,  and  the  same  year  bought  land  in  Dart- 
mouth of  Caleb  and  Patience  Peckham.  Nov.  18,  1790,  he  sold 
the  land  last  mentioned  to  James  Baker,  and  after  this  date  all 
trace  of  him  is  lost. 

Silas  Kirby,  Jr.,  was  a  Revolutionary  soldier.  His  name  ap- 
pears on  the  muster-roll  of  Captain  Kempton's  company,  of 
Colonel  Dcnelson's  regiment,  under  the  date  of  Aug.,  1775.  He 
enlisted  ]\Iay  8,  1775  ;  time  of  service,  three  months.  (See  Massa- 
chusetts Revolutionary  Rolls,  Vol.  XV.,  p.  46.) 

Children  of  Silas  Kirby,  Jr.,  and  Susanna  Rogers: 

i.  Rhoda  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  ly,  1778;  m.,  Sept.  11,  1812,  Pat- 
rick Gerry  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.  Children: 

I.  Mary  J.  Gerry,  b.  ;  m.  Capt.  John  Harding 

of  New  Bedford.    They  had  a  son,  James  G., 
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2.  Alice  Gerry,  b. ;  ni.  James  Glidden  of  Provi- 

dence, R.  I. 

3.  Cynthia  Gerry,  b.  ;  m.  Walter  Briggs. 

ii.  John  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  3,  17S1;  m.  Cynthia  Churchill. 

84.      iii.  Silas  Kirby,  b.  June  9,  1784;  m.  Deborah  Crapo. 

iv.  Chloe  Kirby,  b.  June  13,  1786;  m.,  1S08,  Joseph  Jenne. 
V.  William   Kirby,  b.  Dec.   20,   1789;  m.,  Jan,  29,    1810, 

Louisa  Stratton,  dau.  of  Oder  Stratton. 
vi.  Daniel  Kirby,  b.  April  2j,  1792.  . 

vii.  Charles  Kirby,  b.  May  15,  1798. 


84.  Silas^  Kirby  (SiIas^  Silas*,  Robert',  RichardS  Richard^) 
of  Erie  County,  N.  Y.,  born  June  9,  1784,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.; 
married,  Sept.  18,  1808  (Leonard),  Deborah  Crapo,  born  x\pril 
4,  1786,  daughter  of  Peter  Crapo  of  Westport.  He  resided  in 
New  Bedford,  Mass.,  until  1828,  when  he  removed  to  Erie  County, 
N.  Y.,  and  settled  in  the  township  of  Collins,  now  North  Collins. 
In  1835  he  moved  to  the  village  now  called  Shirley,  where  he 
died  March  16,  1861.  Deborah  Crapo  Kirby  died  May  i,  1866. 
Children: 

85.  i.  Susan  Wardell  Kirby,  b.   Oct.   10,   1809;  m.  William 

Culver. 
ii.  Frederick  J.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  8,  181 1;  d.  1849;  "i-  Rhoda 

Hallock. 
iii.  Sarah   Kirby,  b.   Oct.   3,   1813;  d.    1848;  m.   William 

Sprague. 

86.  iv.  Phoebe  Ann   Kirby,   b.   Aug.    5,    181 5;   m.   Frederick 

Rowland. 

V.  Silas  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  20,  1818;  d.  July  10,  1819. 

vi.  Rowland  S.  Kirby,  b.  June  12,  1820;  d.  Nov.  i,  1884, 
in  North  Collins,  N.  Y. ;  m.,  Nov.  15,  1840,  in  Brant, 
N.  Y.,  Amy  D.  Tucker,  b.  Jan.  i,  1822,  dau.  of 
Abram  and  Anna  Tucker  of  Brant,  N,  Y.  Chil- 

dren born  in  North  Collins: 

1.  Deborah    Ann    Kirby,    b.    July    13,    1842;    m. 

Smith  Parker  of  Evans,  N.  Y. 

2.  Ambrose  E.  Kirby,  b.  July  11,  1845;  rn.,  June 

10,  1872,  Maud  Alice  Byron.    They  are  now 

-  living  in  North  Collins,  N.  Y.  Children: 

(i)  Maud  Alice,  (2)  Rowland. 
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3.  Abram  S.  Kirby,  b.  Au^.  12,  1848;  m.  Edith 

Byron.      Children-  (i)  Frank  A.,  (2)  Mabel. 

4.  Everett  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  29,  i860;  m.,  July  4, 

1881,  Eudora  Wood. 
87.      vii.  Charles  C.  Kirby,  b.  May  29,   1823;  m.  Patience  G. 
Sisson. 
viii.  Humphrey  H.  Kirby,  b.  Aug.   15,  1825;  d.   1876;  m. 
Mary    Ann    Sprague,    sister    of    William    Sprague. 
Children: 

1,  Adolphus  Kirby. 

2.  Adelbert  Kirby. 

ix.  Alonzo  B.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  15,  1830;  d.  Nov.,  1833. 

[Crapo  Lineage: 

I.  Pierre  Crapo  of  Rochester,  Mass.,  v.-as  of  French  descent. 
He  first  appears  at  Plymouth  as  a  boy  with  Francis  Combs,  with 
whom  he  was  left  by  his  brother,  a  captain  of  a  French  man-of- 
war  that  was  wrecked  somewhere  on  Cape  Cod.  He  married,  at 
Rochester,  Mass.,  :May  31,  1704  (Rochester,  Mass.,  Town  Rec- 
ords, p.  50;  "  New  England  Genealogical  and  Historical  Reg- 
ister," \'ol.  IV.,  p.  88),^PeneIope  White,  born  March  12,  1687, 
daughter  of  Samuel  White  of  Rochester  (Rochester,  Mass.,  Town 
Records),  who  was  the  son  of  Resolved  White,  and  the  grandson 
of  William  White,  the  eleventh  signer  of  the  Mayflower  compact, 
1620.  Their  children  were:  Francis,  b.  Oct.  4,  1705;  Susanna, 
b.  Nov.  5,  1707;  Peter,  b.  Nov.  20,  1709;  John,  b.  Feb.  22,  171 1; 
Mary,  b.  Sept.  2j,  1713;  Ichabod,  b.  March  22,  1717-18;  Heze- 
kiah,  b.  March  12,  1719-20;  Nicholas,  b.  Dec.  5,  1721;  Seth,  b. 
May  II,  1724, 

II.  John  Crapo  of  Rochester,  fourth  child  of  Peter  and 
Penelope  (White)  Crapo,  born  Feb.  22,  1711 ;  died  after  April, 
1777,  the  date  of  his  will  fsee  Plymouth  Probate  Records,  Vol. 
LXXVI.,  p.  153);  married  Sarah  Clark  (?).  Children:  Con- 
sider; Elnathan;  Peter,  b.  1744;  Joshua;  John,  b. ;  d.  Dec. 

20,  1784,  at  Freetown,  Mass. ;  Aresta;  Sarah,  who  married  Caleb 
Spooner;  Jane. 

III.  Peter  Crapo  of  Dartmouth,  third  child  of  John  and  Sarah 
Crapo,  born  1744;  died  March  3,  1823,  aged  seventy-nine;  m., 
1766  (published  at  Rochester,  May  14,  1766),  Sarah  West,  who 
died  ^Iay  16,  1789,  aged  forty-two  years.  He  married  (2),  1789 
(published  at  Freetown,  j\lass.,  Sept.  7,  1789),  Content  Hathaway, 

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who  died  Oct.  2"],   1826,  aged  sixty-eight  years.     By  his  first 
wife  he  had  nine  children,  and  by  his  second,  five  children: 

1.  Richard  Crapo,  b.  1770;  d.  Aug.  24,  1848;  m.  EHzabeth 

Grossman,  b.  Aug.,  1772;  d.  July  24,  1861,  aged 
88  years,  ii  mo.  and  28  days. 

2.  Peter  Crapo,  b.  ;  m.  Mary  Spooner  (second  wife). 

3.  Charles  Crapo,  b. ;  m.,  June  26,  1802,  Sarah  Lucas. 

4.  Jesse  Crapo,  b.  May  22,  1781;  d.  Jan.  11,  183 1;  m.,  July 

10,  1803,  Phoebe  Rowland  of  Dartmouth  (see  How- 
land  Genealogy).  Their  son,  Henry  Howland 
Crapo,  b.  May  24,  1804,  in  Dartmouth,  ]Mass.,  Gov- 
ernor of  ]\Iichigan  1S65-6S,  m.,  June  9,  1825,  Mary 
Ann  Slocum  (see  Slocum  Genealogy,  pp.  192-197), 
and  had  a  daughter,  Lucy  Ann,  b.  Nov.  8,  1836, 
who  married,  Dec.  15,  1858,  H.  H.  H.  Crapo  Smith 
of  Detroit,  Mich. 

5.  Azubah  Crapo,  b. ;  m.  Job  Sherman  of  Freetown, 

Mass. 

6.  Deborah  Crapo,  b.  April  4,  1786;  d.  May  i,  1866;  m., 

Sept.  18,  1808  (Leonard),  Silas  Kirby,  Jr. 

7.  Content  Crapo,  b.  ;  m.,  June   15,   iSii,  Malicha 

White. 

8.  Susanna  Crapo,  b. ;  m.  Jedediah  Howland. 

9.  Orrie  Crapo,  b. ;  m.  Lemuel  Robbins. 

10.  Abial  Crapo,  b. ;  m.  Phccbe  Devoll. 

11.  Betsey  Crapo,  b. ;  m.  Elijah  Wordell. 

12.  Sarah  Crapo,  b, ;  m.  John  Haskell. 

13.  Reuben  Crapo,  b.  ;  m.  (i)  Deborah  Wood;  m.  (2) 

Cynthia  Devoll. 

14.  Joseph  Crapo,  b.  ;  d.  at  sea;  not  married. 

Peter  Crapo  was  a  soldier  in  the  war  of  the  Revolution,  as  is 
shown  by  the  following  records  taken  from  the  Massachusetts 
Revolutionary  rolls: 

Vol.  XHL,  page  81.  "  Muster  Roll  of  Capt.  Levi  Rounse- 
ville's  Minute  Co.  that  marched  from  Freetown  in  the  County  of 
Bristol  on  the  alarm  of  the  19th  of  April  last.  Their  tim.e  and 
travel  of  service.  Roxbury  camp,  December  A.D.  1775."  Among 
the  names  upon  this  muster-roll  are  those  of: 

Peter  Crapo,  private,  id — i — i — . 

Consider  Crapo,  sergeant,  £6 — 11 — 2. 

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Freetown  to  Regiment  of  ^^lilitia  commanded  by  Edward  Pope 
which  marched  on  the  alarm  of  Dec.  8,  1776  agreeable  to  the 
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Consider  Crapo,  sergeant,  £2 — 9 — o. 

Joshua  Crapo,  Corporal,  £1 — 18 — 8. 

Peter  Crapo,  private,  £2 — 10 — 8.] 

85.  Susan  WordelF  Kirby  (Silas«,  Silas^  Silas^  Robert', 
Richard^  Richard^),  born  Aug.  10,  1809;  died  Dec.  7,  1895,  at 
Knoxville,  111.;  married,  Dec.  29,  1825,  William  Culver,  born 
Jan.  21,  1802;  died  ^vlarch  5,  1881,  son  of  Joseph  Culver  and 
Rebecca  Root.  Children: 

i.  Caroline  Culver,  b.  Oct.  21,  1826;  m.,  June  9,  1844,  Joseph 
Ross.  Children:   Charles,  Frances,  and  George. 

ii.  Elizabeth  Culver,  b.  Oct.  29,  1829;  m.,  Sept.  24,  1854, 
Charles    Burton    Miller.  Children:     Susan,    Emily, 

Arthur,  Maryette,  and  Rosaline. 

iii.  Joseph  Culver,  b.  Oct.  2t^,  1834;  m.  (i),  Jan.  6,  1863,  Re- 
becca Sherman;  m.  (2)  Celeste .  Children:   Ella, 

George,  William,  and  Maud. 

iv.  Cynthia  Jane  Culver,  b.  June  24,  1838;  m.,  Sept.  22,  1857, 
Burrel  N.  Chapin,  b.  Aug.  4,  1834,  in  Lewistcn,  III.,  son 
of  Moses  B.  Chapin  (Consider^,  Caleb'',  Caleb*,  Samuel'', 
Japhet^,  SamueP),  They  are  now  residing  in  Knoxville, 
111.  Children: 

1.  Edith  AdcHa  Chapin,  b.  July  9,  1858;  m.,  April  21, 

1881,  John  D.  McClure. 

2.  Ida  Adell  Chapin,  b.  Oct.  6,  i860;  d.  June  12,  1863. 

3.  Eva  Jane  Chapin,  b.  Aug.  18,  1862. 

4.  Ora  Eugene  Chapin,  b.  May  30,  1870;  m.,  June  28, 

1893,  Camilla  M.  Capps. 
V.  William  Eugene  Culver,  b.  Feb.  8,  1848;  m.,  Nov.  23,  1871, 
Charlotte  Hickman. 

86.  Phoebe  Ann"  Kirby  (Silas^  Silas',  Silas*,  Robert^  Rich- 
ard-, Richard^),  born  Aug.  5,  181 5,  in  New  Bedford,  !Mass. ;  mar- 
ried, July  10,  1834,  in  Collins,  N.  Y.,  Frederick  Howland,  born 
Aug.  12,  1810,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  son  of  Thomas  Howland 
and  Anna  Allen,  both  of  Dartmouth,  Mass.    Frederick  Howland 

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died  June  15,  1S93,  in  Faribault,  Minn.  Children  born  in 

Collins,  N.  Y.: 

i.  Sarah  Ilowland,  b.  Sept.  14,  1835  ;  m.  Charles  B.  Colburn 
of  Collins,  N.  Y.,  b.  Feb.  17,  1818,  son  of  Erastus  and 
Sarah  Colburn.  Children  born  in  Collins,  N.  Y. : 

1.  Maryette  Colburn,  b.  Aug.  28,   1853;  m.  John 

W.  Cooper. 

2.  Amzy  B.  Colburn,  b.  Jan.  23,  1855. 

3.  Charles  N.  Colburn,  b.  May  24,  1856;  m.  Gladys 

Lawton. 

4.  Carrie  L.  Colburn,  b.  Jan.  29,  1869. 

5.  Emma  J.  Colburn,  b.  Nov.  5,  1870. 

ii.  Charles    Howland,    b.    Jan.    31,    1837;    m.    Henriette 
Blackney. 
88.     iii.  Emma  Howland,  b.  June  9,  1841;  m.  (i)  Dr.  Charles  M. 
Babcock;  m.  (2)  Capt.  J.  F.  Stilson. 

iv.  George  Howland,  b.  ^lay  15,  1849;  m.  Ida  Sears. 

V.  Anneta  Howland,  b.  Feb.  22,  1852;  m.  (i)  Alexander 
Mudgett;  m.  (2)  Frank  Maher.  She  had  two  children 
by  her  first  husband:    Harry  and  Minnie. 

vi.  Alice  Howland,  b.  March  13,  1854,  in  North  Collins, 
N.  Y.;  m..  May  13,  1869,  Francis  Greene  of  Great 
Valley,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Diamond  Greene.  He  is  a 
farmer  in  Great  Valley,  Cattaraugus  County,  N.  Y. 
Children: 

1.  Jessamine  Greene,  b.  March  30,  1870;  m.,  April 

26,  1892,  in  Chicago,  111.,  Andrew  Quigley, 
b.  Nov.  3,  18-62,  son  of  Thomas  Quigley,  He 
is  an  accountant,  and  is  now  residing  in  Ham- 
mond, Ind.  One  child:  Kenneth  Lyman,  b. 
June  3,  1893. 

2.  Richard  Sydney  Greene,  b.  April  20,  1871. 

3.  Allan  Francis  Greene,  b.  !May  30,  1872. 

4.  Mary  Ella  Greene,  b.  July  26,  1876. 

5.  Charles  Kirby  Greene,  b.  Sept.  i,  1884. 

88.  Emma^  Howland  (Phoebe  A.  Kirby^  Silas«,  Silas',  Silas*, 
Robert',  Richard^,  Richard^),  born  June  9,  1841,  in  Collins, 
N.  Y. ;  married  (i)  Charles  Merritt  Babcock,  M.D.,  born  June 
3,  1834,  in  Otto,  N.  Y.,  son  of  Major  George  Babcock  and 
Sophronia  Beach.     Dr.  Charles  M.  Babcock  was  a  graduate  of 

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Rush  Medical  College,  Chicago,  111.  He  died  in  Ennis,  Tex. 
She  married  (2),  Feb.  13,  1869,  Captain  J.  F.  Stilson  of  Galesburg, 
111.,  who  died  Dec.  30,  1888. 

[Major  George  Babcock  of  Otto,  N.  Y.,  born  May  5,  1802,  in 
Wallingford,  Yt.,  was  the  son  of  Champlin  and  Eunice  Babcock 
of  WaUingford,  Yt.  He  married,  Oct.  31,  1824,  in  Paulet,  Yt., 
Sophronia  Beach,  daughter  of  Moses  Beach  and  Margaret 
Coolev,  both  of  Paulet,  Yt.  Moses  Beach  died  March  30,  1838, 
in  Concord,  Erie  County,  N.  Y.  Margaret  Cooley  Beach  died 
in  Perrysburg,  N.  Y.,  March  12,  1854,  aged  seventy-eight  years.] 

Children: 
89.      i.  Alice  Babcock,  b.  Jan.  22,  1858;  m.  George  E.  McDill. 
ii.  Willard  Earle  Stilson,  b.  Feb.   15,   1870,  in  Galesburg, 

111.;  m.,  Oct.  29,  1S91,  in  Galesburg,  111.,  Jessie  Lucas. 

They  are  now  living  in  Stevens  Point,  Wis. 

89.  Alice^  Babcock  (Emma  Howland\  Phoebe  A.  Kirby', 
Silas«,  Silas^  SilasS  Robert^  Richard-,  Richard^,  born  Jan.  22, 
1858,  in  Faribault,  Minn.;  married,  1879,  in  Galesburg,  111., 
George  E.  McDill,  born  April  16,  1856,  in  Plover,  Portage 
County,  Wis.,  son  of  Thomas  Haseltine  McDill  (son  of  Hugh 
McDill)  and  I^Iary  Harris,  daughter  of  Jonathan  W.  Harris  (son 
of  John,  and  grandson  of  James  Harris  of  Elizabeth,  N.  J.). 
Mrs.  Alice  B.  McDill  is  a  graduate  of  Knox  College,  111.  (1877), 
and  is  prominent  in  club  circles  in  Wisconsin.  She  is  Regent  of 
the  Stevens  Point  Chapter  of  D.  A.  R.;  Yice-President  of  the 
Wisconsin  State  Federation  of  \Yoman's  Clubs,  and  Yice-Presi- 
dent of  the  Woman's  Club  of  Stevens  Point.  She  is  also  a  Colonial 
Dame  and  a  member  of  the  Society  of  Mayflower  Descendants. 
George  E.  McDill  was  a  cadet  in  the  West  Point  Military  Acad- 
emy, 1873-76;  is  now  cashier  and  director  of  the  Citizens'  National 
Bank  of  Stevens  Point,  and  senior  member  of  the  McDill  Flouring 
Mills  Company  of  McDill,  Wis.  He  is  also  a  member  of  the 
Republican  State  Central  Committee,  and  of  the  Wisconsin  State 
Board  of  Normal  School  Regents.  Children: 

i.  Genevieve  S.  McDill,  b.  Mav  21,  1880,  in  Madison,  Wis. 

ii.  Caryl  Emma  McDill.  b.  Nov.  8,  1883,  in  McDill,  Wis. 

iii.  Allan  Conover  ^IcDill,  b.  March  7,  1888,  in  McDill,  Wis. 

87.  Charles  Crapo'  Kirby  (Silas«,  Silas',  Silas*,  Robcrt^ 
Richards  Richard^  of  North  Collins,  N.  Y.,  born  May  29,  1823, 

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in  Scipio,  Cayuga  County,  N.  Y.;  married,  April  13,  1846.  Pa- 
tience G.  Sisson,  born  Nov.  8,  1824.  daughter  of  Joseph  Sisson 
and  Phoebe  Tripp  White,  the  daughter  of  Holder  White  of  Dart- 
mouth, Mass.  (See  Descendants  of  William  White  of  Dartmouth.) 
He  removed  to  North  Collins,  Erie  County,  N.  Y.,  where  he  was 
elected  justice  of  the  peace  in  1849,  and  held  this  office  for  twenty- 
four  years.  He  was  the  postmaster  at  Shirley,  1S67-80,  and  was 
often  chosen  supervisor  of  the  town  of  North  Collins.  He  owned 
cheese  factories  in  North  Collins,  Brant,  and  Eden.  He  died 
July  II,  1892,  in  North  Collins.  His  widow.  Patience  S.  Kirby, 
is  still  living,  and  resides  in  North  Collins,  N.  Y.  Children 

born  in  North  Collins: 

i.  Alice  Rebecca  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  23,  1851;  d.  Dec.  7,  1855. 
ii.  Charles  Wentworth  Kirby,  b.  June  10,   1S58;  m.,  July  4, 
1882,  Estelle  D.  Leach,  dati.  of  Sheribial  and  Clementine 
Leach  of  North  Collins.    One  child: 

I.  Horace  Wood  Kirby,  b.  May  17,   18S4,  in  North 
Collins,  N.  Y. 
iii.  Alice  Jane  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  7,  1S61;  m.,  Dec.  31,  1885,  New- 
ton Adelbcrt  Curtis,  b.  iMay  17,  1861,  in  Wales,  son  of 
Samuel   and    Lucy   Curtis.     They   are   now   residing   in 
North  Collins,  N.  Y.  Children  born  in  North  Collins: 

1,  Myrtie  Augusta  Curtis,  b.  Aug.  6,  18S8. 

2.  Bernice  Hilda  Curtis,  b.  Oct.  27,  1890. 

iv.  Carrie  May  Kirby,  b.  May  9,  1869;  d.  July  25,  1891. 

83.  Barnabas'  Kirby  (SilasS  Robert^  Richard^,  Richard^ 
of  Dartmouth,  Mass.,  born  Dec.  2,  1744;  married,  Aug.  10,  1768, 
Elizabeth  Allen,  born  Sept.  28,  1751,  daughter  of  Prince  and 
Deborah  Allen.  (Prince  Allen,  born  Feb.  6,  1717-18;  died  Oct. 
9,  1778,  was  the  son  of  James  and  Alary  Allen  of  Dartmouth, 
Mass.)  Barnabas  Kirby  died  before  June  2^,  1785,  the  date  of 
his  father's  will,  and  Elizabeth,  his  widow,  married  (2),  Feb.  ii, 
1789,  Joseph  Rogers,  son  of  John  and  Sarah  Rogers  of  Marsh- 
field,  Mass.  Soon  after  her  marriage  she  removed,  with  her 
daughter  Sarah,  to  Pembroke,  Mass.  Children  born  in  Dart- 

mouth : 

90.       i.  Restcome  Kirby,  b.  March  30,  1770;  m.  Mary  Rogers. 
ii.  Barsheba  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  21,  1772;  m.,  March  4,  1789, 

Reuben  Allen,  son  of  Philip  and  Susannah  Allen  of 

Dartmouth. 

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iii.  Sarah  Kirby,  b.  1774;  m.  Benjamin  Estes  of  Hanover, 
Mass.,  son  of  Robert  and  Beulah  Estes. 


90.  Restcome^  Kirby  (Barnabas^  Silas\  Robe^t^  Richard% 
RicliardO  of  Cayuga  County,  N.  Y. ;  born  March  30,  1770,  in 
Dartmouth,  Mass.;  married,  in  1791  (published  April  ii,  1791, 
in  Marshfield,  Mass.),  at  Joseph  Rogers's  house  in  Marshfield, 
Mary  Rogers,  born  Nov.  11,  1772,  daughter  of  Joseph  Rogers 
[born  Feb.  25,  1742-43,  son  of  Joseph  Rogers,  Jr.,  and  Sarah 
(Wing  ?)]  and  Mary  Chapman.  (Pembroke  Friends  records.) 
Fie  removed,  in  1814,  from  Dartmouth  to  Cayuga  County,  X.  Y., 
and  settled  in  the  town  of  Ledgard  on  Lake  Cayuga.  His  farm 
joined  that  of  Humphrey  Howland,  and  was  situated  about  two 
miles  from  the  present  town  of  Aurora.  Restcome  Kirby  died 
T^Iay  24,  1838.  His  widow,  Mary  Rogers  Kirby,  died  Jan.  31, 
1850. 

[Mar>'  Chapman,  born  Jan.  2,  1743,  m  Hanover,  Mass.,  was 
the  daughter  of  John  Chapman  of  Hanover,  Mass.,  and  Sarah 
Booth  of  Pembroke,  Mass.;  married  June,  1730.  John  Chapman 
of  Hanover,  born  1707;  died  May  3,  181 1,  aged  103  years!  was 
the  son  of  Ralph  Chapman  of  Newport,  R.  L,  born  Jan.  7,  1670- 
80,  and  Deliverance  Slocum,  born  Dec.  12,  1684;  died  Aug.  11, 
171 1,  daughter  of  the  Rev.  Peleg  Slocum  and  ]Mary  Holder,  the 
daughter  of  Christopher  Holder  and  Mary  Scott,  the  daughter 
of  Richard  Scott  of  Providence,  R.  L,  who  was  descended  from 
the  Scotts  of  Scotts-Hall,  Co.  Kent,  England,  who  trace  their 
descent  from  William  Baliol  le  Scot,  grandnephew  of  John  le 
Scot,  last  Earl  of  Chester,  who  lived  in  the  time  of  King  Ed- 
ward L] 

Children  of  Restcome  and  Mary  Kirby  born  in  Dartm.outh 
(Leonard) : 

Silas  Kirby,  b.  July  13,  1792;  m.  Rhoba  Soule. 

Barnabas  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  9,  1793;  m.  Fanny  Harrison. 

Joseph  Kirby,  b.  March  23,  1796;  m.  Salome  Barker. 

Isaac  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  29,  179S;    m.  Eleanor  Canfield. 

Elizabeth  Kirby,  b.  March  17,  1802;   d.  Dec.  17,  1S23; 
m.,  1822,  Tillinghast  White;  no  children. 

Stephen  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  23,  1804;  m.  Susan  Gaylord. 

Abraham  Kirby,  b.  June  8,  1807;  m.  Lydia  Gray. 

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Richard^  Richard^)  of  Ledgard,  Cayuga  County,  N.  Y.,  bom 
July  13,  1792,  in  Dartmouth,  Mass.;  married,  Nov.  11,  181 1, 
Rhoba  Soule.  Her  father  died  while  she  was  an  infant,  and  her 
mother  afterward  married  Charles  Russell.  Silas  Kirby  removed 
from  Dartmouth,  in  1S14,  to  Ledgard,  N.  Y.,  and  in  1830  to 
Oswego,  N.  Y.  He  died  Feb.  13,  1850,  in  Leslie,  Mich.  Rhoba 
Soule  Kirby  died  March  22,  1854,  in  Lansing,  Mich.  Children: 
i.  Mary  Rogers  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  12,  1812,  in  Dartmouth, 
Mass.;  d.   1893  in  Wisconsin;  m.,  Jan.   15,  1834,  at 

Ellisburg,   N.   Y.,  Elihu  W.  Starkweather,  b.  ; 

d.  Dec.  10,  1870.  Children: 

1.  Mary  E.  Starkweather,  b,  Jan.  20,  1837;  ^-  D. 

F.  Ellsworth.     They  are  now  living  in  For- 
man,  X.  D. 

2.  Sarah  T.  Starkweather,  b.  July  22,  1838. 

3.  William  P.  Starkweather,  b.  Feb.  6,  1840. 

4.  Rhoba  J.   Starkweather,   b.   Dec.    16,    1841;   m. 

George  jNIanning.     They  are  now  living  in 
Sheldon,  N.  D. 

5.  Elisha  S.  Starkweather,  b.  April  16,  1843. 

6.  Charles  A.  Starkweather,  b.  June  21,  1845. 

7.  Ellen  A.  Starkweather,  b.  Oct.  17,  1846. 

8.  Lafayette  T.  Starkweather,  b.  April  29,  1848. 

9.  Arthur  W^  Starkweather,  b.  ]\Iay  4,  1850. 

10.  Hattie  E.  Starkweather,  b.  March  7,  1853. 

11.  Frederick  ^L  Starkweather,  b.  April  22,  1856. 
ii.  Charles  Carroll  Kirby,  b.   18 14,  in  Cayuga  County. 

N.  Y.     He  left  home  in  1836,  and  never  returned; 
wandered  all  over  the  world,  and  died  in  Mexico  in 
1896,  aged  eighty-three  years.    Not  married. 
97.       iii.  Austin  Allen  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  15,  1817;  m.  (i)  Elizabeth 
A.  Robinson;  m.  (2)  Mary  M.  Robinson. 
iv.  Frederick  Kirby,  b.  1819;  d.  1827. 
V.  Allen  Mosher  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  28,  1822;  d.  Sept.  12,  1896, 
in  Wyandotte,  Mich.;  m.,  Nov.  22,  1846,  in  Oswego, 
N.  Y.,  Hannah  Scott,  b.  Oct.  6,  1821,  in  Omar,  Vt.; 
d.  Oct.  24,  1893,  in  Saginaw,  I^lich.    Allen  M.  Kirby 
was  a  captain  on   the  lakes,   and  afterward  a  ship- 
builder in  Saginaw,  Detroit,  and  Wyandotte,  Mich. 
Giildren: 

I.  Edward  Allen  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  26,  1847,  in  Os- 
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wego,  N.  Y.;  m.,  Jan.  18,  1880,  at  Flat  Rock, 
Mich.,  Elizabeth  Biickncr,  b.  July  9,  1857, 
dau.  of  Michael  Buckner  and  Annie  Marie 
Englert.  He  is  a  civil  engineer  in  Detroit, 
Mich.    No  children. 

2.  Sarah  Bertha  Kirby,  b.  July  18,  1850,  in  Oswego, 

N.  Y.;  m.,  June  15,  1886,  in  Saginaw,  Mich., 
Lorenzo  D.  Stone.     No  children. 

3.  Austin  Eugene  Kirby,  b.  Sept.  12,  1854,  in  Os- 

wego, N.  Y.;  m.,  Nov.  19,  1889,  in  Saginaw, 
Mich.,  Nellie  Gertrude  Mason,  b,  Aug.  i, 
1865,  in  Saginaw,  Mich.,  dau.  of  Lucius 
Perkins  and  Sarah  A.  Mason.  He  is  now  in 
business  in  New  York  City.     No  children. 

4.  Gilbert  Llewelyn  Kirby,  b.  Aug.  22,   1862,  in 

Saginaw,  Mich.;  m.,  Oct.  24,  1889,  in  Rock- 
ville,  Md.,  Josephine  Holmes,  b.  Dec.  15, 
1861,  in  Cincinnati,  O.,  dau.  of  William  J.  (?) 
and  Caroline  O.  Holmes.  He  is  a  U.  S.  Naval 
Constructor,  and  is  now  stationed  at  Mare 
Island,  Cal.  No  children. 
98.       vi.  Stephen  Rogers  Kirby,  b.  May  25,  1824;  m.  I^Iartha 

A.  Johnson. 
vii.  Sarah  Gifford  Kirby,  b.  July  27,  1828;  d.  March  14, 

1868;  m.,  March  20,  185 1,  at  Leslie,  Mich.,  William 

Woodhouse,  b.  Sept.  12,  1823,  in  Cooperstown,  N.  Y.; 

d.  Oct.  20,  1878.  Children: 

1.  Charles   L.   Woodhouse,   b.   Dec.   21,    1851,   in 

Mason,  Mich.;  d.  Sept.  15,  1880. 

2.  Frank    B.   Woodhouse,   b.    April    12,    1854,    in 

Mason,  Mich. 

3.  Fred.    B.    Woodhouse,    b.    May    8,    1858,    in 

Lansing,  Mich. 

4.  Minnie  Woodhouse,  b.  Sept.  i,  i860;  d.  Nov.  i, 

i860. 

5.  Burt  Eugene  Woodhouse,  b.  April  10,  1863,  in 

Lansing,  Mich. 
viii.  Frederick  Leroy  Kirby,  b.  1832;  d.  Dec.  2,  1866.    He 
went  to  sea  in  1844,  and  afterward  was  in  the  Sand- 
wich Island  trade.     He  died  in  San  Francisco,  Cal. 
Not  married. 

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97.  Austin  Allen^  Kirby  (Silas',  Restcome^  Barnabas^  Silas*, 
Robert^  Richard-,  RicharcP)  of  Huron,  O.,  bom  Sept.  15.  1S17, 
in  Genoa,  Cayuga  County,  N.  Y.;  married  (i).  Dec.  20,  1842.  in 
Onondaga  County,  N.  Y.,  Elizabeth  Ann  Robinson,  born  }viarch 
18,  1817,  in  Onondaga  County,  N.  Y.,  daughter  of  Charles  and 
Catherine  Robinson.  She  died  March  14,  1847.  and  he  married 
(2),  Oct.  25,  1847,  ^lary  M.  Robinson.  Captain  Austin  A.  Kirby 
has  been  a  shipbuilder  and  captain  of  sail  and  steam  vessels  on 
the  lakes.     He  is  now  residing  in  Huron,  O.  Children: 

i.  Rhoba  C.  Kirby,  b.  April  14,  1844,  in  Oswego,  N.  Y.;  m. 

A.  O.  Smith.     Xo  children. 
ii.  Elizabeth    Ann    Kirby.    b.    March    14,    1847,    in    Ingham 
County.   Mich.;   m.   Jabez    N.    Riley.     They   have   nine 
children. 
iii.  Nancy  J.  Kirby,  b.  March  20,  1849,  i"  Ingham  County,. 

Mich.;  m.  Jabez  Wright.     They  have  two  children. 
iv.  Austin  A.  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  3,  1850,  in  Ingham  County,  Mich. 

Is  married,  and  has  three  children. 
V.  Eliza  I.  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  25,  1852,  in  Milan,  O.;  m.  A.  H. 

Pearl. 
vi.  Flora  N.  Kirby,  b.  IMarch  30,   1859,  in  Ingham  County, 
Mich.;  d.  1874  in  Huron,  O. 


98.  Stephen  Rogers'  Kirby  (Silas^,  Restcome*,  Barnabas', 
Silas*,  Robert^,  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Detroit,  Mich.,  born  May 
25,  1824,  in  Cayuga  County,  N.  Y. ;  married,  Jan.  24,  1847,  in 
Dover,  Cuyahoga  County,  O.,  Martha  Ann  Johnson,  born  Aug. 
5,  1823,  in  Brownhelm,  O.,  daughter  of  Sheldon  Johnson  and 
Martha  Mason.  Captain  Stephen  R.  Kirby  at  first  followed  the 
sea,  and  afterward  engaged  in  shipbuilding.  Children: 

i.  Fitz  Albert  Kirby,  b.  Dec.  30,  1847,  in  Dover,  O.;  m., 
in  Wyandotte,  Mich.,  Elizabeth  Eveline  Robinson,  b. 
May  12,  1853,  in  Detroit,  Mich.,  dau.  of  John  and 
Mary  Ann  Robinson.  She  died  May  28,  i3S4.  at 
South  Bay,  Me.,  and  he  married  (2),  June  9,  1S86, 
Maria  C.  Elder  of  Detroit,  Mich.  He  is  a  ship- 
builder, and  resides  in  Detroit,  Mich.  Children: 

1.  Myrtle  Darling  Kirby,  b.  July  15,  1875,  in  Wyan- 

dotte, Mich. 

2.  Stephen   Robinson   Kirby,   b.   Oct.   6,    1876,   in 

Wyandotte,  Mich. 

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3.  Albert  Eugene  Kirby,  b.  Feb.  24,  1879,  in  Wyan- 

dotte, Mich. 

4.  Lafayette  O.  Kirby,  b.  Nov.  8,  iSSo,  in  Wyan- 

dotte, Mich. 

5.  Frank    Clinton    Kirby,    b.    May    2^,    1887,    in 

Cleveland,  O. 
99.  ii.  Frank  Eugene  Kirby,  b.  July  i,  1849;  m.  Mary  F.  Thorp. 
iii.  Minnie  Myrtle  Kirby,  b.  Oct.  i,  1854,  in  Cleveland,  O. ; 
m.,  Nov.  5,  1874,  in  Detroit,  Mich.,  Theodore  Stuart 
Darling,  b.  March  10,  1846,  in  Asbury,  X.  J.,  son  of 
Thomas  Darling  and  Sydency  Ann  Hibbler.  Fie  is  a 
banker,  and  resides  in  New  York  City.  Children 

born  in  Detroit.  ]Mich. : 

1.  Grace  Sydney  Darling,  b.  Oct,  6,  1875. 

2.  Florence  Ahce  Darling,  b.  Dec.  19,  1876. 

3.  Edith  Kirby  Darling,  b.  May  18,  1879. 

4.  Thomas  Stephen  Darling,  b.  Oct.  17,  1881. 

99.  Frank  Eugene''  Kirby  (Stephen  R.«,  Silas^  Restcome^ 
Barnabas^  SilasS  Robert^  Richard-,  Richard^)  of  Detroit,  Mich., 
was  born  July  i,  1849,  i^  Cleveland,  O.  He  is  by  profession  a 
construction  engineer  and  naval  architect,  and  has  become  widely 
known,  both  at  home  and  abroad,  for  his  professional  skill  in  the 
construction  of  vessels.  To  him,  more  than  to  any  other,  is  due 
the  credit  for  the  introduction  of  metal  ships  upon  the  Great 
Lakes,  and  for  placing  lake  shipping  upon  even  terms  with  that 
of  the  ocean.  The  finest  ships  of  the  Detroit  and  Navigation 
Company  and  of  the  Cleveland  and  Buffalo  line  have  been  built 
from  his  designs.  He  has  been  particularly  successful  in  the 
construction  of  vessels  for  winter  service  in  the  ice,  and  steamers 
after  his  designs  have  lately  been  introduced  into  Russia.  Dur- 
ing the  present  war  with  Spain  Mr.  Kirby  has  added  to  his 
reputation  by  conspicuous  services  rendered  to  the  Nation  in  ex- 
amining and  reporting  on  the  condition  and  value  of  ships  oftered 
to  the  Government.     The  "Buffalo  Courier"  recently  said: 

"  Frank  E.  Kirby  is  the  constructing  engineer  and  part  ov.-ner 
of  the  Detroit  Dry  Dock  and  Ship  Building  Company.  He  is 
as  well  known  in  all  the  ports  along  the  Great  Lakes  and  sea- 
board as  he  is  at  his  own  home  in  Detroit,  where  he  is  held  in 
universal  esteem.  Mr.  Kirby  has  no  superior  and  but  few  equals 
in  his  practical  and  technical  knowledge  of  ship-building  in  all 
its  details.    Of  late,  however,  he  has  v.-on  for  himself  a  more  than 

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national  reputation  by  conspicuous  services  to  the  Government 
in  the  purchase  or  chartering  of  vessels  for  duty  in  the  recent 
war  with  Spain.  After  the  Government  had  resolved  upon  its 
plan  of  ac